Maternity Act Updates & Cases

Central Government : 60-Day Maternity Leave For Women In Case Of Death Of Baby At Birth

All female central government employees will be entitled for 60 days special maternity leave in case of death of a child soon after birth, an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said on Friday. The decision has been taken keeping in view the potential emotional trauma caused due to stillbirth or death …

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Challenging Constitutional Validity of The Provision of Maternity Benefit Act: Supreme Court Issued a Notice to Central Government

New Delhi, Pretr. The constitutional validity of a provision of the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, entitlement of 12 weeks of maternity leave to a woman who has legally adopted a child below the age of three months, has been challenged. The Supreme Court has sought a response from the Central Government on this PIL. Justice S. Abdul Nazeer …

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Madras HC: Can’t Have Discrimination In Granting Maternity Leave

The Madras High Court on Friday observed that there cannot be any discrimination between regularised and non-regularised married women government servants in the granting of maternity leave. Disposing of a plea on extending maternity leave benefits to government servants irrespective of their job status, Justice N Kirubakaran directed the State to grant maternity leave uniformly to …

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Diageo India: 26-Week Parental Leave To All Employees, Irrespective Of Gender

Diageo India has rolled out a 26-week parental leave policy to all employees, regardless of gender, after birth/adoption of a child. The family leave policy also covers employees who become parents through surrogacy, The Times of India has reported. The 26-week parental leave policy came into effect on July 30, and is a step towards a more inclusive workplace. “It’s …

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Karnataka HC: Maternity Leave Law Common For All Staff

BENGALURU: The Karnataka HC  has said the 26-week maternity benefit , which came into force through an amendment to the Maternity Benefit Act in 2017 , does not classify or qualify a mother to be a government servant, temporary employee, employee on contract or an employee on daily wages.  The HC made the observation while coming to the …

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Working Woman Giving Birth to Child after Twins in 1st Delivery Not Entitled to Maternity Benefits: HC

Chennai: The Madras High Court has ruled that if a working woman gives birth to a child in the second delivery after twins in the first, she is not entitled to maternity benefits as it should be treated as the third child. “As per existing rules, a woman can avail such benefits only for her first …

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