SEWA's experience in organising workers over the past twenty-six years has shown that they have to face the law and the police frequently at various times in their lives. Hence, since the very beginning, SEWA has been providing legal education and support in court cases to its members.
In addition, we have been running a legal advisory centre at SEWA which accepts cases and complaints lodged by members. These include:
Vendors' cases with regard to harassment by municipal corporation, traffic police and resident and consumer associations. It also includes their space-related complaints and those concerning consfiscation of their goods by the authorities.
Nidiworkers' cases on Provident Fund mentioned earlier, as well as regarding dismissal from work and stoppage of all work to SEWA members.
In addition, 119 agarbatti workers who were to lose their homes due to road-widening by the town planning department, filed a case in the court against this plan.
Workmen's compensation cases for injured construction workers and those engaged in small factories for non-payment of wages by contractors.