3rd August 2018 From India, Madras
Whether the said Dr.B is a medical doctor or some one else with a doctorate is not discernible from your post. However, your categorical mention that he was not employed as a workman has to be given proper weight while finding an answer to your ultimate query. My response is in continuation of what our learned member Babu Alexander has correctly stated. It was already settled by the hon'ble Supreme Court of India in the case between the Workmen of Dimakuchi Tea Estate and the Management of Dimakuchi Tea Estate (1958 AIR 353) that the espousal of the employment or non-employment of a person who is not a workman by the workmen employed in the same industry can not be an industrial dispute u/s 2k of the Industrial Disputes Act,1947.
3rd August 2018 From India, Salem