Labour law litigation logjam

Even before the pandemic, we used to hear about patients dying in the verandas of government hospitals, failing to get medical attention. Similarly, many old case files are lying in the almirahs lining the corridors of the Supreme Court, crying for attention. After a few decades, they become “infructuous” or are inherited by legal representatives or meet an unnatural death. This is very much true about labour law litigation. In the last two months, the Supreme Court disposed of only one labour case appeal out of 80 judgments delivered. Meanwhile, the governments have been hastily p.....

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