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Non-resident Indian workers can ‘make use of redressal platforms, forums,’ says Kerala HC | The News Minute

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Non-resident Indian workers can ‘make use of redressal platforms, forums,’ says Kerala HC
The HC disposed of a petition in this regard led by Lawyers Beyond Borders, an international network of legal experts that advocates the rights of
migrant workers.

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In a development that could bring huge relief for the Non- Resident Indian workers, especially those impacted in the time
of pandemic, the Kerala High Court has disposed of the writ petition led by Lawyers Beyond Borders (LBB), that sought to
address wage theft-reduced or non-payment of wages.
The petition also sought introduction of a transitional justice mechanism to address grievances of repatriated workers.
The High Court while disposing of the petition, directed that the petitioner or any aggrieved persons should make use of
the schemes and the provisions of the statutes, as well as the orders issued thereon from time-to-time for documenting the
claims and grievances of the returned workers.
The writ petition was led as a Public Interest Litigation by the petitioner. Lawyers Beyond Borders is an international
network of legal experts that advocate the rights of migrant workers.
The petitioner has also sought that all migrant workers, including those who may have become undocumented or are in
irregular status, should have access to legal remedies for unfair treatment at work place. LBB also submitted the
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