Personal Services Rendered In A Property Attached To A Commercial Unit Do Not Constitute Industrial Work  

Posted On - 20 June, 2024 • By - King Stubb & Kasiva

A workman who was appointed by an association of owners for rendering services of chowkidar was later terminated from his employment. He raised a dispute under the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947. The association contended that it does not engage in trade, business or commerce thus they do not fall under the ambit of the said Act. The association presented workman’s acknowledgement of his roles within flats but not commercial units. However, the Labour Court ordered for the reinstatement of the workman under the said Act. The High court allowed association’s appeal and  quashed the Labour Courts award.