Employees of Cadila Pharmaceuticals staged a protest demonstration outside the company’s Samba plant in Jammu & Kashmir on Monday, alleging that some workers had been unfairly dismissed. The company, however, claims that only one employee was fired due to poor performance and that he had incited eight other workers to conduct the protest. The workers demanded that the company rehire those who had been let go.
Cadila Pharmaceuticals spokesperson stated that the company regularly evaluates employee performance, and sustained poor performance results in the right action being taken on a case-by-case basis. The spokesperson added that the terminated employee was a consistently poor performer and had instigated others to support his baseless claims, which disrupted the normal operations of the facility. Cadila Pharmaceuticals, which employs a total of 298 people at the factory, has purchased 28 acres of land to build a new plant in Kashmir.