Dismissal from services forfiet the entire past services and hence gratuity is not eligible as per the service regulations in the Banking Industry. After dismissal, there is no service thereafter and it is understandable. How a dismissal could forfiet
the past services ? Till the date of dismissal whatever retirement benefit eligible like pension, gratuity, leave salary etc how
the Banks can refuse to an employee stating that the dismissal render the past services as Null and void. After 30 or 40 years of meritorious service if any employee dismissed for any reason, how he and his family should be denied his past service benefits ? If there is any financial loss to anyone or to the Bank, to that extent monetary benefits may be deducted.
Whatever may be the reason, stopping all the retirement benefits is not natural justice. Kindly discuss.
In a recent supreme court judgement it is clearly stated that dismissal on moral ground is not a valid reason for denial of gratuity. I hope for the same reason, other retirement benefits also should not be denied. Kindly discuss. 25th March 2015 From India, Madurai