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The MB act allows for up to a month of sick leave if the illness or problem requiring leave is because of pregnancy, delivery or premature birth. During this month, employee is entitled to usual wage. But she need to submit proof of the illness.
The MB law states that from 10 weeks before women employee's due date, she will not have to do arduous work, stand for long hours or be asked to do any other work that may cause problems. A working woman also has right to ask for light jobs during pregnancy.
Now, you are advised to tell her to submit the proof of morning sickness, must issued by a registered medical practitioner, and if she submits, you can and should grant her leave (1 hour).
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30th June 2017
However it does not require you to allow the employee to be late every day or come when she feel like.
Your organisation is small so you know the nature of the work force and their attitude. Will the rest of the employees accept this as necessary or will generate ill feeling and resentment
Take a decision accordingly
2nd July 2017 From India, Mumbai
3rd July 2017 From United Kingdom
Apologies for delay in reply. I have considered inputs given by our colleagues on Citehr and arrived to a decision which I have conveyed to this employee as below.
Appreciate that you have accepted your regular absenteeism and late marks. Further you are also ok if your salary is deducted for excessive late marks. However please understand we at AXIS are not interested to deduct salaries of employees for late coming rather Our motive is to develop habit of punctuality and regular attendance in office so that work doesn’t get hampered. Further, we also do empathize with exceptional cases like you have stated below and would be ok to help such employees. In your case the situation was becoming difficult because besides coming late you were not even bothered updating your HOD and other team members so that your tasks for the day can be given to others in the team.
In this regard, we have decided to give you 15 mins concession i.e. You can reach office by 9.15. However after 9.15 it would be considered as a late mark upto 10 a.m. and the salary would be deducted as per company policy. You are expected to update your incoming time to your HOD and on the AXIS whatsapp group before 8.30 a.m. along with pending activities which may need attention /action till you reach office.
Besides, your HOD is already allowing you periodic short breaks during office hours whenever needed, which I am sure would help you overcome pregnancy related sickness.
I am certain this arrangement is good enough for both you and organization and we can work together for organization’s benefit.
5th July 2017 From India, Pune