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Our service matter lawyers practicing in Punjab and Haryana High Court and Supreme Court of India make sure that employers, governments and private corporations and corporates hold up their end of the agreement with employees, to meet their legal obligations and treat employees with dignity, fairness, and respect thereby implementing employment laws of India like Industrial Disputes Act. Experienced employment lawyers/ service matter lawyers have been fighting with employers to ensure that employees’ rights are taken seriously. Our service matter lawyers in High Court Chandigarh aggressively assert those legal entitlements that Indian law provides to employees while offering a wholesome approach that addresses the emotional, financial and career obstacles that employees encounter in above-mentioned circumstances.

Mission of top service matter experts is to confront employee harassment at the place of work, unlawful constructive dismissal and wrongful dismissal/ removal from employment. In India/ Chandigarh, employees are protected from unfair treatment and unjust dismissal by a progressive regime of statutes, rules, notifications, bye-laws and judge-made laws evolved since independence and adoption of Constitution of India. Employees terminated without a just cause must be compensated by the employers and such termination must be in accordance with Principles of Natural Justice. There must be a fair inquiry before any adverse action against employee. Employee harassment of any kind at the place of work is prohibited. Employment lawyers / service matter lawyers in Chandigarh understand the emotional stress that a termination, employee harassment at the place of work or denial of disability benefits can bring to an employee in India. Ultimate goal is to legally assist vulnerable workers/ employees and their families and ease the financial burden caused by a sudden lack of income and status. Our service matter lawyers assist clients by providing effective access to court remedies for damages, loss of benefits and where appropriate, reinstatement or punitive damages.

  • Employment Contracts/ Adhoc or other employment
  • Human Rights in service matter cases
  • Judicial Review of Administrative Action
  • Labour Court Cases
  • Labour Law/ Industrial Disputes Act cases
  • Pay Scale disparity
  • Promotion matters
  • Sexual Harassment and Discrimination in service – lodging of Police complaints and FIRs
  • Unfair minor and major punishments
  • Workers Compensation
  • Workers Overtime – like PRTC cases in Punjab and Haryana High Court at Chandigarh
  • Unlawful suspension, removal and dismissal

Civil Writ Petition (CWP) and Contempt of Court Petition (COCP) against state of Punjab or Haryana or Union of India or any government authority or department may be filed in Chandigarh High Court only. Service matter cases includes cases under industrial disputes act, civil writ petitions (CWP) and also contempt of court cases (COCP) where authorities have not adhered to orders passed in civil writ petition (CWP). However most of service matters are conducted through writ jurisdiction of Punjab and Haryana high court at Chandigarh. These writs are filed under article 226 of constitution of India. Advocates in Punjab and Haryana high court file the following writs for their service law court cases –

  • Certiorari – to quash an order passed by a state instrumentality or an administrative authority. Examples – unlawful termination, removal or dismissal.
  • Mandamus – to direct a state instrumentality or an administrative authority to do a lawful act Example – writ to pay salary, pension, or to promote.
  • Prohibition – to prohibit a state department or an administrative authority from doing an unlawful act. Example – direction not to terminate services or transfer an employee.
  • quo warranto – to question power of an authority under Article 12 to hold a particular position or exercise some power. Example – challenge a person’s right to be appointed to a post.