The goa government wants people to invest money, yet doing business in goa is difficult for those who are not well connected, because they find that fake labor disputes are filed against them to extort money if they use anyone locally for any kind of help
A consultant, who was a senior citizen, had hired a person, Dinu on freelance basis for helping him in the work, doing outdoor work, and was paying the person a fixed amount monthly. Dinu was also getting other paid work from the clients of the consultant, and was getting paid directly from the clients for the work which was done for clients. He was not very highly educated.
There was no fixed timing for Dinu, he could take any number of holidays, come to office and leave whenever he wished, no attendance records were maintained.
Slowly the clients were leaving the consultant, so since there were few clients left, Dinu was told that his services were not required
Instead of looking for work elsewhere, Dinu is filing fake complaints with the labor department against the elderly consultant, falsely claiming that he was an employee when he was only doing freelance work and asking for benefits which employees get.
Companies are very strict with their employees, they have to come to the office at a specific time, and cannot leave before the office hours end. If the employees do not come at the specified time or are delayed, they are not even confirmed as employees, after the initial probation period. Only after complying with all the office attendance rules, checking the attendance records, do companies pay their employees the different benefits.
Though he has no case, because he is well connected, Dinu is harassing the senior citizen who was paying him earlier. This is the reason why it is difficult to get any help in goa, fake cases may be filed.