Contract of Employment

Recourse for redressal: Civil Courts, Labour Courts or NIRC

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.

Workmen v. Managerial Staff: Corporate & Labour Laws

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.