Maternity Leave [Thread 414154] - CiteHR
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Shagunnbri
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2 days before i joined a private educational institution as maths teacher. I filled a bond their for 1 year.After 2 days of my joining I came to know that i am pregnant. I ask the school principal about maternity leave she said they will not give and I have to give them penality. Is their action is legal if not then what should I do
As per the Maternity Benefits Act 1961, you are entitled to 6 weeks of leave before your due date, and 6 weeks after your child's birth. So you can claim at least 12 weeks or three months maternity leave.
Further, you are required to give your employer notice in writing asking for the maternity leave and benefit. You will have to specify that you will not be working during the time you receive the benefit.
If you take six weeks off before your delivery, the law entitles you to the corresponding wages before you deliver if you give proof of being pregnant. The wages corresponding to the six weeks of maternity leave after your delivery should be given once you give proof of having delivered.

You will be entitled to 12 weeks of maternity leave provided you put in 80 days of service before the expected date of delivery. It is a benfit granted to you by law not by any one.
B.Saikumar
Hr & Labour Law Advisor
Mumbai

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