11 May 2010
I am surprised to find that most educational institutions in Mumbai are asking for the submission of original certificates by their prospective teachers, which, according to them, will be kept for scrutiny with the management for a period of 10 months to 1 year. I would like to know if there is any law which gives the employees the right to refuse to submit their original documents.
28 January 2013
The employer is at liberty to verify the correctness of the Educational qualification by verifying the certificates.But it has become the practice to get the originals so as to prevent the employee from leaving abrubtly or seek employment elsewhere for better pay prospects.Law does not require impounding of the certificate by such seizure.