Maternity Act Updates & Cases

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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