Civil Procedure Code (CPC)

consumer dispute

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Querist : Anonymous (Querist)
21 July 2010

whether an employee can sue his employer(insurance co.) under consumer protection act,1986?????
it i mentainable or not in consumer forum?????

s.subramanian (Expert)
21 July 2010

No. an employee cannot proceed under consumer protection act.he has to approach only labour court.

Daksh (Expert)
21 July 2010

Dear Anonymous,

I concur with the viewpoint of Mr.Subramanian and would like to add that apart from Labour Court for agitating the labour dispute the employee can move to civil court for claiming damages or monetary compensation.

Best Regards


Rajeev kulshreshtha (Expert)
21 July 2010

in employee employer relationship you can't approach consumer forum. in fact please refer actual dispute for a perfect opinion.

G. ARAVINTHANOnline (Expert)
22 July 2010

the employee is not a consumer, Hence not maintainable

Chanchal Nag Chowdhury (Expert)
24 July 2010

If it is for any deficiency in service on a insurance policy taken by employee with the insurance co.then he may proceed under CPA even though it is the employer, but if it relates to his service disputes then certainly not.

M/s. Y-not legal services (Expert)
04 December 2010

Yes. A employee can't be treated as a consumer to his company.. But you have alternative remedies..

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