Pune-based Auto parts manufacturer company, ZF Steering Gear has sacked 236 engineers after they were found culpable of going on mass leave for more than six weeks without notifying anyone in the organization.
The company officials stated in media that the company had terminated the employment contract of 236 engineers after they proceeded on a mass leave from December 2, 2017, till about January 19, 2018, without showing any 'sufficient cause'.
ZF Steering Gear is a Germany Headquartered company that manufactures gears for automobiles and its clients include Ashok Leyland, Tata Motors, Volvo Group, AMW Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, etc.
The organization was quoted saying that following this misconduct by the employees, we initiated enquiry proceedings and an enquiry officer was appointed to scrutinize the charges of misconduct levelled against those employees. The statement included "The enquiry proceedings were conducted in a fair and just manner and following all the principles of natural justice. The concerned employees were found guilty of misconduct in the said proceedings.”
Before reaching to the discussion of terminating employment, the company is said to have held several rounds of consultation with the concerned employees. The company has finally decided to terminate the employment of these 236 employees with effect from 26-27th October 2018. According to the statement, the guilty employees have been paid their due amount under the provisions of law.