If come under shops and establishment act, please ensure that the termination of employees are not in violation of any term in offer/appointment order and standing orders.
In both the cases, it is a very sensitive and emotional matter and suggest to handle with utmost care.
12th March 2017 From India, Bangalore
I think your query revolves around the " Lay-off " defined u/s 2(kkk) of the Industrial Disputes Act,1947. Therefore, I would like request you to go through Chapters V-A and V-B of the Act first and revert back if you have got still any doubts.
12th March 2017 From India, Salem