#AnonymousThere is no legal obligation on part of the lady employee to reveal her pregnancy status at the time of joining. She is well within her rights to reveal her pregnancy at a time she feels it appropriate. Hence, she is very much entitled for Maternity benefit and denying the benefit will result in appropriate punishment, which I understand is severe under the new regulations.
1st May 2017 From Indonesia, Jakarta
How did you come to conclusion that at the time of joining your Establishment, Honourable Woman Employee was already 2 Months Pregnant & she did not reveal the same to you.What systems you have put in place to disclose Pregnancy by the Women Employee at the time of Joining your establishment?do you have system of sending an Employee to Company Empaneled Medical Doctor for Medical examination? Does the job for which Woman Employee was hired requires her to be not Pregnant.Please put proper systems in place for avoiding such things.
Please note that she will be eligible for Maternity benefit @26 Weeks Commencing before 8 Weeks of her Expected Delivery (not at the time delivery as Posted by you)
By the way Employee is covered under ESI?Please revert with details without hiding factual information.
1st May 2017 From India, New Delhi
There is no law that she needs to announce her pregnancy at the time of joining, unless her job explicitly demands so. And even in that case, it will be the responsibility of the company to put her through medical test in order to determine her medical condition including pregnancy.
1st May 2017 From India, Kolkata
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7th June 2018 From India, Pune