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India - Substantive requirements for dismissals

Substantive requirements for dismissals (justified and prohibited grounds) - India - 2019    

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Obligation to provide reasons to the employee: Yes

Valid grounds (justified dismissal): worker's conduct; economic reasons

Prohibited grounds: pregnancy; maternity leave; trade union membership and activities

Workers enjoying special protection: workers' representatives; pregnant women and/or women on maternity leave