Service Termination

Hello, my company is terminating me without any notice. The process for which i used to work for is going back but officially i have not been given any notice nor i have been promised any compensation.

Can i get any legal help to get any compensation as i am aware that there is law as per Section 25.N and 25.F of Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 .

Not sure if i can get benefit under both or one

Answers (1)

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First of all we would like to know few more things - 

If you signed any contract of employment before joining the company?

If so, what were the terms of termination of employment in the contract?

If there is no provision stating clearly that your employment can be terminated at any time without issuing any notice then ofcourse you can take

legal recourse. The first step of which will be to send the company a legal notice.

We would like to know your monthly salary and the designation of your job so that we can clearly determine if you are protected by Industrial Disputes Act or not. 

Secondly, as far as the Industrial Dispute Act is concerned, we would like to know-

1. If the company is a industry under section 2(gg)(j) of the Industrial Disputes Act?

Industry means any systematic activity carried on by co-operation between an employer and his workmen (whether such workmen are employed by such employer directly or by or through any agency, including a contractor) for the production, supply or distribution of goods or services with a view to satisfy human wants or wishes (not being wants or wishes which are merely spiritual or religious in nature), whether or not,

(i) any capital has been invested for the purpose of carrying on such activity; or

(ii) such activity is carried on with a motive to make any gain or profit, and includes :

           (a) any activity of the Dock Labour Board established under section 5A of the Dock Workers (Regulation of Employment) Act, 1948                

           (b) any activity relating to the promotion of sales or business or both carried on by an establishment.

                      but does not include

                             (1) any agricultural operation except where such agricultural operation is carried on in an integrated manner with any other                                         activity and such other activity is the predominant one. 

2. If you are a workman under section 2(s) of the Industrial Disputes Act?
 Workman means any person (including an apprentice) employed in any industry to do any manual, unskilled, skilled, technical, operational, clerical or supervisory work for hire or reward, whether the terms of employment be express or implied, and for the purposes of any proceeding under this Act in relation to an industrial dispute, includes any such person who has been dismissed, discharged or retrenched in connection with, or as a consequence of, that dispute, or whose dismissal, dischasrge or retrenchment has led to that dispute, but does not include any such person :

               (i) who is subject to the Air Force Act, 1950, or the Army Act, 1950, or the Navy Act, 1957; or

               (ii) who is employed in the police service or as an officer or other employee of a prison; or

               (iii) who is employed mainly in a managerial or administrative capacity; or

               (iv) who, being employed in a supervisory capacity, draws wages exceeding one thousand six hundred rupees per mensem or                                   exercises, either by the nature of the duties attached to the office or by reason of the powers vested in him, functions mainly of a                       managerial nature. 

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