IMPORTANT JUDGEMENTS for August 2014

IMPORTANT JUDGEMENTS

 For minor punishment, regular enquiry is not necessary.
2014 LLR 785
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

 Assaulting co-workers in train while coming to work place will justify dismissal.
2014 LLR 789
BOMBAY HIGH COURT

 Beneficiaries must be identified on demand of Provident Fund dues.
2014 LLR 792
BOMBAY HIGH COURT

 Delay beyond 120 days can''t be condoned for filing appeal in EPF Appellate Tribunal.
2014 LLR 792
BOMBAY HIGH COURT

 Assaulting superior with stick and stone is a grave misconduct.
2014 LLR 795
BOMBAY HIGH COURT

 Dismissal justified when assaulting superior is proved in an enquiry
2014 LLR 795
BOMBAY HIGH COURT

 Repetition of abusive and foul words against superiors will justify dismissal.
2014 LLR 797
BOMBAY HIGH COURT

 An enquiry not based on evidence will be perverse.
2014 LLR 800
KERALA HIGH COURT

 Refusal to obey the superior would be construed ''insubordination''. 
2014 LLR 800
KERALA HIGH COURT

 Employee whose contributions were payable is an "insured person" under ESI.
2014 LLR 805
KERALA HIGH COURT

 Apprentices under its Act or Standing Orders not covered under EPF&MP Act.
2014 LLR 807
KERALA HIGH COURT

 Manufacturing of ornaments is ''industrial establishment'' covered by Standing Orders.
2014 LLR 807
KERALA HIGH COURT

 Contractors can seek voluntary coverage when not coverable under PF Act.
2014 LLR 809
GAUHATI HIGH COURT

 Reinstatement can be substituted by compensation
2014 LLR 812
PUNJAB AND HARYANA HIGH COURT

 Bonus or ex-gratia cannot be claimed under section 33-C (2) of the I.D. Act.
2014 LLR 815
PUNJAB AND HARYANA HIGH COURT

 Bonus Act is not applicable upon Haryana Roadways.
2014 LLR 815
PUNJAB AND HARYANA HIGH COURT

 Non-compliance of section 25F of Industrial Disputes Act will set aside termination.
2014 LLR 817
PUNJAB AND HARYANA HIGH COURT

 If termination is quashed, reinstatement with back-wages will follow.
2014 LLR 817
PUNJAB AND HARYANA HIGH COURT

 Contract labours can''t seek regularization in absence of notification for abolition.
2014 LLR 819
GAUHATI HIGH COURT

 Supervision of contractors'' employees will not create relationship with company.
2014 LLR 819
GAUHATI HIGH COURT

 An Award sans discussion of evidence is quashed.
2014 LLR 819
GAUHATI HIGH COURT

 No employee can be punished without show-cause notice and enquiry.
2014 LLR 822
UTTARAKHAND HIGH COURT

 Issuance of show-cause notice and imposing penalty is not legal.
2014 LLR 822
UTTARAKHAND HIGH COURT

 Back-wages not justified if workman fails to establish unemployment.
2014 LLR 823
UTTARAKHAND HIGH COURT

 Compensation in lieu of reinstatement is proper on belated claim.
2014 LLR 823
UTTARAKHAND HIGH COURT

 Death by drowning while taking bath not to justify accident compensation.
2014 LLR 826
ALLAHABAD HIGH COURT

 Transfer when not mala fide , can''t be challenged. 
2014 LLR 830
MADRAS HIGH COURT

 Any Director of a Company, not responsible for its affairs, can''t be prosecuted under Minimum Wages Act.
2014 LLR 831
HIMACHAL PRADESH HIGH COURT

 A complaint under Minimum Wages Act against top executives without arraigning the Company is untenable.
2014 LLR 831
HIMACHAL PRADESH HIGH COURT

 Only incharge can be prosecuted under Minimum Wages Act.
2014 LLR 831
HIMACHAL PRADESH HIGH COURT

 Exempted establishment liable for damage for delayed deposit of EPF contributions
2014 LLR 838
MADRAS HIGH COURT

 Mere non-compliance of Contract Labour (R&A) Act not to result in regularization.
2014 LLR 842
JHARKHAND HIGH COURT

 Mere control and supervision of the contractor''s employees by the principal employer is not decisive.
2014 LLR 842
JHARKHAND HIGH COURT

 Merely working for 240 days cannot be the sole ground for regularization
2014 LLR 842
JHARKHAND HIGH COURT

 Payment of wages, control & supervision are decisive to determine whether contractor or employer employs contract labour.
2014 LLR 842
JHARKHAND HIGH COURT

 Adverse inference against Management for non-production of attendance register not justified in absence of any order.
2014 LLR 842
JHARKHAND HIGH COURT

 Dismissal of a truck driver justified when the accident resulted into deaths.
2014 LLR 848
RAJASTHAN HIGH COURT

 Accident of an employee for compensation is not restricted to place of work.
2014 LLR 854
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

 A driver is considered in employment for to and fro from the place of duty.
2014 LLR 854
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

 Insurer can''t escape the liability for interest on accident compensation.
2014 LLR 854
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

 Employment does not necessarily end when the "down tool" signal is given.
2014 LLR 854
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

 Reinstatement unjustified merely for violation of section 25-F of the Industrial Dispute
2014 LLR 861
RAJASTHAN HIGH COURT

 Reinstatement can be substituted by reasonable compensation.
2014 LLR 861
RAJASTHAN HIGH COURT

 Proceedings under I.D. Act not to lapse on death of a party
2014 LLR 862
GAUHATI HIGH COURT

 Reinstatement not mechanically awarded even in cases of wrongful termination.
2014 LLR 864
PUNJAB AND HARYANA HIGH COURT

 Non-furnishing of report of EPF squad to employer will be violative of natural justice.
2014 LLR 866
CALCUTTA HIGH COURT

 Primary liability for deposit of EPF contribution is upon principal employer.
2014 LLR 866
CALCUTTA HIGH COURT

 Employer to deposit Rs.2 crore on remand of proceedings under PF Act.
2014 LLR 866
CALCUTTA HIGH COURT

 Inordinate and unexplained delay for claiming gratuity not justified.
2014 LLR 869
CALCUTTA HIGH COURT

 Levy of damages for delayed deposit of EPF contribution due to unavoidable circumstances not justified.
2014 LLR 870
CALCUTTA HIGH COURT

 Enquiry can''t be dispensed with even when delinquent admits the charges.
2014 LLR 871
UTTARAKHAND HIGH COURT

 EPF Appellate Tribunal can modify or annul the order appealed against.
2014 LLR 874
MADHYA PRADESH HIGH COURT

 Reduction of damages to 50% by EPF Tribunal not to be interfered.
2014 LLR 874
MADHYA PRADESH HIGH COURT

 Wages paid to workman during pendency of proceedings in higher court not refundable.
2014 LLR 876
ANDHRA PRADESH HIGH COURT