Supreme Court rules against Jet Airways; says employer can't override Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act to curtail employee rights

In this case, the Court observed that the provisions of the Bombay Model Standing Order could not have been waived by Jet Airways to curtail the rights of the workmen.
Jet Airways
Jet Airways

The Supreme Court on Tuesday emphasised that a beneficial law like the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946 (Act) cannot be overridden by employers through settlements or contracts which effectively curtail workers' rights and dues [Bharatiya Kamgar Karmachari Mahasangh vs M/s. Jet Airways Ltd].

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