Judicial trend in the matters of employment issues in the past year too remain progressive considering the ground reality and striking a balance between duties and rights. The writing on the wall is clear. No indiscipline, no automatic reinstatement and no automatic back wages to employees. No indiscriminate hiring and firing. No gender discrimination and bias. No exploitation. An equal platform is being created for both employer and employee to abide by the rules of the game and contribute to nation through productivity and performance.
Courts have continued to come down strongly on the matters of dishonesty, fraud, moral turpitude and indiscipline. The authority of the master to take disciplinary action and punish the guilty is maintained by not interfering in it mechanically. The apex court has gone to the extent that even if the punishment appeared to be shockingly disproportionate, it should be set aside and sent back to disciplinary authority to reconsider the matter afresh rather than self deciding the quantum of punishment.
BM team have examined the thousands of pages of courts’ judgments of the past year and looking at their importance, relevance and impact, brought down their principle in one/few lines to make it easy to understand for the readers. This issue carries about 700 such judgments of 2013 related to different employment regulations.