In case of any legal action taken by an employee, the company can respond to them depending upon which forum the complaint has been taken to. The workmen can take their complaint to the Labour Court or National Industrial Relations Commission (NIRC) and non-workers can take their grievances to the Civil Court.
While advising a company, we may be faced with advising a company on modes of termination of employment of services where an employee has been found to have conducted fraudulent activities. The question would be, can such an employee be relieved of his services immediately without any prior notice period and can he/she take any legal action against the company?
Employers are entitled to dismiss employees for a number of reasons including misconduct, retrenchment, lay-off and closure. The West Pakistan Industrial and Commercial Employment (Standing Orders) Ordinance, 1968 provides a list of acts and omissions, which, if committed by an employee, amount to misconduct and can be cause for dismissal.
The recent incidents of sexual harassment at some private schools in Lahore has highlighted the gross violation of these fundamental rights of children under the Constitution and the lack of requisite laws to hold schools accountable for the lack of protection of children on their premises.