Allowing an appeal in Nandram v Garware Polyester Ltd, the Supreme Court of India has held that labour courts at the place where a person was last employed and at a place where a company’s management is located both have jurisdiction to hear complaints filed by employees aggrieved by their termination.
Garware employed Nandram in 1983 as a boiler attendant in Aurangabad. He was transferred to Silvasa in Gujarat in 2000, and subsequently to Pondicherry in 2001, before being terminated in 2005.
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