Dear Friends,
Has anyone ever come across Section 32 of the Punjab Shops & Establishments Act of 1958. The section is titled "Bar of Legal Practitioners in certain proceedings".
What exactly does this section mean...?
Does it mean that if an employer takes a certain action against an employee under the provisions of this particular act then that employee has no option but to seek redressal only under this same act and not through any other act...?
Does this section 32 have any legal precedent, i.e. has it ever been ruled upon in any particular case...?
Any information that could be provided would be greatly valued. I am not sure if similar kinds of clauses exist in other state versions of this national act.
I look forward to your professional inputs. For your convenience, I have enclosed a copy of the Punjab S & E Act, 1958.
Thanks & regards,

From United States, Virginia Beach

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Kuljit Pal Singh
Legal Professional
Ajay Shukla

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Dear Ajay,
The provision says that legal practitioners would not be permitted to be represented on behalf of the employer/employee in the labour courts. This is a common practise. Unlike any other courts, a lawyer cannot appear for his client on the ist hearing itself. For a lawyer to appear, an application to that effect has to be filed, the court shall allow and then appearance can be made in the Court. Trust this clarifies

From India, Madras
Ajay Shukla

Dear Ajay,
I am completly agree with Mr. R. S. Biswal as there are certain provisions in labour laws who do not permit lawyer to attend the case.
Ajay Shukla
Labour Laws Consultant, Kanpur

From India, Calcutta
Kuljit Pal Singh

Dear Friend, In addition to above opininions i would like to add that court may grant the permission to the parties to appear with the legal practitioners. Regards
From India, Vadodara

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