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What are the things the employer has to take into account while awarding punishment to a workman?

In awarding punishment the employer has to take into account: (1) the gravity of the misconduct, (2) the previous record, if any, of the workman, and (3) any other extenuating or aggravating circumstances that may exist. The gravity of the misconduct means whether the misconduct is minor or major. As regards the previous record, the punishment Could be more severe if it is bad and should be less severe if it is good. Lastly,. any meritorious or condemnatory deeds done by the workman should also be taken into account.

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