Industrial Disputes Act: Burden to prove 'workman' status is on employee, not management, rules Gauhati High Court

Justice Suman Shyam set aside an award imposed by a labour court against a bank, since the latter's objections to the maintainability of the application filed by a former management-level employee were not dealt with.
Justice Suman Shyam and Gauhati Highcourt
Justice Suman Shyam and Gauhati Highcourt

The Gauhati High Court recently held that the burden to prove that one is a 'workman' covered by the Industrial Disputes Act, lies on the employee making such a claim and not the management of the organisation [Inudstrial Cooperative Bank Ltd and anr vs State of Assam and ors.].

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