AD-HOC Women employees are entitled to Maternity Leaves

AD-HOC Women employees are entitled to Maternity Leaves

In some countries, the governments are financially helping to self-employed women in this time of Corona. in India, this facility is available to all working women for 26 weeks, out of it they can avail, eight weeks before delivery. COVID 19 has, however, posed a very piquant situation for such pregnant women whose jobs are ad-hock or temporary.

In this backdrop, a recent judgment of the Delhi High Court has come as a big relief to the women that they cannot be denied maternity leave even if their services are temporary.

Although this case has its much before the COVID 19 was in sight, yet it has gained more significance because it has come at a time when the pandemic is on its peak. The case, in brief, is that the petitioner Manisha Priyadarshani, an ad-hoc professor of English at Aurobindo Evening College since 2014, took leave between January and March 2019 for the birth of her child. Following this, her tenure, which ended on March 19, was not extended at the start of the new...

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H.L. Kumar

Advocate, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi

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H.L. Kumar

Advocate, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi

July 2022 Issue

Building Better Work Culture -July 2022

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