Salary cheque stopped by company


I would like to understand the legal term to sue company if they stop salary cheque and how much compensation I can take from company ?

Answers (4)


381 votes

If your salary cheque is stopped during your employment, we suggest you to make a representation to HR. Incase HR fails to respond to representation , send a legal notice through a lawyer thereby demanding your salary cheque amount.

Despite sending a legal notice if they fail to pay you, then file a civil suit thereby demanding you salary alongwith interest 24% ,compensation for mental harassment, cost of litigation. 

We cannot tell you the exact figure of compensation which court can grant because it is discretion of the court.

95 votes

By stop salary cheque you mean they didn't pay your salary or they gave you a cheque but issued "stop payment" instruction to the bank? In case of the former option, you should take it up with the HR manager and if that doesn't work, evaluate the possibility of sending a legal notice. Bear in mind that such a path can result in turning relations sour with people at office. A
In case you meant the latter option, you can file a criminal case under section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act.
Compensation is always tricky and will depend upon the facts of your case. I recommend meeting a lawyer and evaluating the merits of your case. In case the company has legitimate reasons for delaying salary (such as financial crunch, etc.) you will probably not be entitled to any compensation even if you file a case against the company.


Googling your legal issue online?

The internet is not a lawyer and neither are you.
Talk to a real lawyer about your legal issue.

307 votes

If your salary cheque is stopped during your employment, we suggest you to make a representation to HR. Incase HR fails to respond to representation , send a legal notice through a lawyer thereby demanding your salary cheque amount. Despite sending a legal notice if they fail to pay you, then file a civil suit thereby demanding you salary alongwith interest 24% ,compensation for mental harassment, cost of litigation, We can tell you the exact figure of compensation which court can grant because it is discretion of the court,

Popular Cheque Bounce Lawyers


Advocate H Gouri Shankar
Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad
24 years Experience
Advocate Sunil Kumar Bakshi
Sector-16, Faridabad
33 years Experience
Advocate J. P. Rinwa
Swej Farm, Sodala, Jaipur
19 years Experience
Advocate Bala Janaki
330 Thambuchetty Street, Chennai
35 years Experience
321 votes

Yes you can sue the company. Under cheque bounce case, you can recover double the amount or two year imprisonment.
And under recovery suit you can recover cheque amount with interest.

Disclaimer: The above query and its response is NOT a legal opinion in any way whatsoever as this is based on the information shared by the person posting the query at LawRato.com and has been responded by one of the Cheque Bounce Lawyers at LawRato.com to address the specific facts and details. You may post your specific query based on your facts and details to get a response from one of the Lawyers at LawRato.com or contact a Lawyer of your choice to address your query in detail.

Related Questions


"LawRato.com has handpicked some of the best Legal Experts in the country to help you get practical Legal Advice & help."



Related Articles