See the content below which i have included in my company HR Manual :
Eligible - Confirmed female employees of the company provided they have worked for at least 1 (one) year with the company.
Maternity Leave will be granted to a married woman on production of Doctor’s Certificate as proof of her pregnancy.
The female employees will be entitled to Maternity Leave for 12 weeks, out of which she can take 1 week (or as her health/doctor permits) before the expected date of delivery and the balance thereafter.
An employee who undergoes medical termination of pregnancy under medical advice shall be entitled to apply for maternity leave may be certified as necessary by the Medical Practitioner. This will, however, be permitted twice during the services with the company.
In case of miscarriage or medical termination of pregnancy, a woman shall on production of such proof as may be prescribed, be entitled to leave with salary for a period of 6 weeks immediately following the day of her miscarriage or as the case may be, her medical termination of pregnancy.
An employee suffering from illness arising out of pregnancy, delivery premature birth, still birth or miscarriage will be entitled for further leave, against her PL and Sick Leave entitlement, and depending on requirement for additional leave.
Maximum limit for extension of maternity leave will be allowed for one month’s time, which can be adjusted against either Privilege or Sick Leave but not exceeding one month. If the female employee does not have any leave balance, the same shall be considered without pay leave.
MATERNITY LEAVE IS NOT ENCASHABLE IN ANY MANNER.
MATERNITY LEAVE SHALL NOT BE ALLOWED ON MORE THAN 2 OCCASSIONS DURING THE ENTIRE SERVICE PERIOD.
Hope this helps you a bit."
9. Leave for miscarriage.- In case of miscarriage, a woman shall, on production of such proof as may be prescribed, be entitled to leave with wages at the rate of maternity benefit, for a period of six weeks
immediately following the day of her miscarriage.
In order to claim maternity, a certification from doctor is required.
Ask gynact to issue your wife a certificate stating the period in which miscarriage happened. How long the rest is suggested and the reasons for miscarriage.
I think this should suffice to prove the genuineness of case.
I don't understand the stand your company has taken.
1] Do they suspect the medical report you submitted? Why?
2] More importantly, how can they implement any medical checkup @ office for Gynae cases? This needs specialized equipment / instruments for PV examination, examination table, etc. Do these guys know what they are talking/suggesting? OR do they intend to check the temperature of your wife with a thermometer or BP with a BP Apparatus & arrive @ a conclusion.....(sic)
IF they aren't willing to listen to reason & logic, then suggest them to identify ANY doctor [who has a clinic/hospital] of their choice & you can take your wife there for the checks--in the Worst-case-Scenario.
Sometimes, these HR guys' thinking is bewildering--knowing that all of us are a part of the fraternity.