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Employment Relations & Managerialist Undercurrents-The Case of Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972
, Joseph Jerome
Published in
2011
Volume: 47
   
Issue: 2
Pages: 253 - 263
Abstract
The Payment of GratuityAct, 1972 is an important legislation governing retirement benefits received by workers and acquires particular significance in the absence of pension and lack of access to adequate social security for a large number of workers. We discuss here case laws pertaining to the Act in the last decade in the light of increasing the upper limit of gratuity payable to Rs: 10 lakhs. Case law pertaining to this important social security benefit suggests three broad areas of concern: inclusion-exclusion dynamics related to access to gratuity rights, the linkage of the denial or grant of payment of gratuity to reward for compliance and punishment for dissent, assertions of managerial prerogatives over the rights of workers in the pursuit of unilateralist dominance over employmnent relations. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
About the journal
JournalIndian Journal of Industrial Relations: Economics & Social Dev.
ISSN0019-5286
Open AccessNo