Use of abusive language against superior may not warrant "capital punishment" of dismissal from service: Madras High Court

"We cannot expect a low-level employee to behave like Jesus so as to turn his other cheek for getting a voluntary slap," the Court said, reflecting on the reason for the workman's behaviour.
Justices S Vaidyanathan and R Kalaimathi
Justices S Vaidyanathan and R Kalaimathi

Using abusive language or getting into a heated argument with a superior may not necessarily warrant the "capital punishment" of dismissal from service, the Madras High Court recently held.

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