Proportionate Punishment Must Be Granted To An Employee For Misconduct

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

Where the workman employed as accounts assistant in a factory was dismissed for his absence from the place of work for a few hours, the Bombay High Court held that workman’s absence from work for a few hours do not qualify as a misconduct of serious nature. Dismissal for such misconduct is disproportionate and impractical. The employer was ordered to reinstate the workman (W.P. No. 4916 of 2007).