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Whether a workman can be reinstated in a contractual setup with no industrial dispute? Gujarat HC

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In this case the Gujarat High Court upheld the decision of the Labour Court with respect to reinstatement of the workman, directed the employer to pay a compensation of ₹55,000/- as a lump sum against prayer for 100% back wages.

Being aggrieved with the award dated 23-04-2009 passed by the Labour Court, both workmen and the employer have preferred the respective petitions.

The workman has preferred Special Civil Application No. 540 of 2010 contending that he was serving with the employer on the post of supervisor and rendered his services for more than five years with no appointment letter or permanent assurance as such. One fine day, he was terminated from his position without any inquiry.

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