Karnataka High Court Sets Aside A Labour Court Order Reinstating A Ksrtc Conductor With A History Of Misconduct

Posted On - 18 June, 2024 • By - King Stubb & Kasiva

In this case, an inquiry was conducted by the disciplinary authority and the inquiry officer found the conductor guilty and dismissed him from service. Subsequently this order was challenged by the conductor in the Labour Court, Mysuru. Labour Court held domestic inquiry to be fair and proper and partly allowed the claim and modified the punishment reinstating the conductor’s service. The High Court, in W.P. No. 55722 of 2017, noted that misconduct in each case differs from case to case, and courts must see the gravity of misconduct coupled with history of worker. If a worker has a history of misconduct and is not interested in discharging his professional duties diligently, then there is no harm in dismissing the workman. The High Court set aside the order of Labour Court reinstating the conductor.