At Bangalore you can access lawyers/law firms par excellence.
The jurisdiction of courts would be last location of employee/Location of redg. office of the company/jurisdictional courts as stated in appointment letter issued to employee and accepted by employee.
The company shall scream that jurisdiction of courts would be as stated in appointment letter and relationship is of Master and Servant and that personal contract of service can not be enforced in court of law.
The issues pertaining to jurisdiction of courts and Specific Relief Act may be two issues to be understood.
The competent and experienced labor consultant/service lawyer/law firm at any of these locations should be approached by you.
In each city there are lawyers who practice only in this filed of law and specialize in it. They are few in number and they are well known.
Your lawyer/law firm can help you to understand the merits.
Designation alone does not decide employee is a workman or not.
You have mentioned AVP probably it does not stand for Astt. Vice President.
You have posted that:
“I had been terminated one day before I would have become a permanent employee in the Company”
Assuming that your services to be confirmed on 2nd of June. This should imply that from the start of office hours on 2nd of June. If you have worked up to close of office hours of 01st then you should qualify.
Here once again the language stated in appointment letter should be carefully studied.
If you fall within the category of Workman: as per Model Standing Orders
13. Termination of employment
(3) Where the employment of any workmen is terminated, the wages earned by him and other dues, if any, shall be paid before the expiry of the second working day from the day on which his employment is terminated.
THE PAYMENT OF WAGES ACT, 1936:
(The Wage ceiling, for wages as defined in the act, has been increased to s.18000/pm, so it shall cover more number of employees). If you are eligible you may approach Inspector appointed under this Act.
(ia) "employer" includes the legal representative of a deceased employer;
3*[(vi) "wages" means………
(d) Any sum which by reason of the termination of employment of the person employed is payable under any law, contract or instrument which provides for the payment of such sum, whether with or without deductions, but does not provide for the time within which the payment is to be made;
If this does not suffice employee may approach a lawyer and contemplate to approach the company as creditor and claim unpaid wages are debt on employer.
If you are covered as Employee under, Karnataka Shops and establishments Act, you may approach Inspector appointed under this Act.
You may go thru section:
34. Maintenance of registers and records:
There are thread indicating employees have lodged criminal complaints under Section 406,420…………….and that unpaid wages can be treated as debt on employer.
The limitation period to claim unpaid amounts in your case may be 3Y.
You may Act in time.
Let the opinion of your lawyer who has seen all the docs are final on all points discussed in this thread.