Transfer Of A Workman Requires Valid Reasons Of Such Transfer

Posted On - 19 June, 2024 • By - King Stubb & Kasiva

The case involves workman’s transfer from one place to another and upon his refusal to oblige such transfer order his services were terminated. The Punjab and Haryana High Court in CWP17142-2014(O & M) and connected matters held that the management while deciding upon the transfer of a workman from original place to new place must have valid reasons for such transfer and must be fair. Conditions of transfer must be mentioned in the contract of employment or the standing order beforehand to which the employee agrees at the time of joining the service.