Bringing in a child into the world should not put an end to a woman's dream of paving their way in their chosen careers and strive for success in their workspace. With this is mind, the government has guaranteed to protect the rights of women employees in private and governmental organisations by allowing them the space and time to bond with their child, preserving their dignity of motherhood as well as safeguarding the mother and child's health. However, it is important to understand the constitutional basis and reasons for the enactment of the Act and application to the context of contemporary workforce norms and current societal trends.
This course discusses the foundational principles of Maternity Benefits Act, 1961, its constitutional base and history, various sections therein, dealing with different facts of maternity leaves, circumstances and conditions that may pose as obstacles to realising those rights, actions that need to be taken when such rights are violated. The course is especially beneficial for women in workplace as it provides in-depth knowledge of laws applicable to exercise inherent rights such that action can be taken in case there are instances of violation by employers.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
Language : English
Learners must attempt the exam at the end of the course and secure at least 50% marks to obtain the course certificate.