Pune: Supreme Court to examine mass termination of employees, layoffs in IT sector

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Pune, May 9, 2020: The Supreme Court yesterday agreed to examine the issue of mass termination of employees and withholding/deduction of salaries of IT/ITES/BPO/KPO by the employers during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Pune-based IT employees union National Information Technology Employees Senate (NITES) has filed public interest litigation (PIL) and sought implementation of advisories/directions issued by the Central Government dated 29.03.2020 and similar advisories issued by several other States which mandated payment of wages/salaries to the employees and also directed not to terminate any employees during this period.

Several IT companies during the lockdown have been adopting the process of mass termination over phone calls. The matter will now be heard on 15.05.2020. The petition was argued by Senior Advocate Devadatt Kamat and supported by Rajesh Inamdar, Amit Pai, and Aiswarya Rai B Advocates.