Mrs. JUSTICE S.VIMALA of the Madras High Court held recently on 7 January, 2019 in the matter of R.Devika vs The Chairman has held in the matter of denial of a Job on account of pregnancy had directed the Govt Authorities to take into account the constitutional provisions of India and the maternity protection and convention of the International Labour Organization, to frame guidelines by providing the best possible measures to support women candidates who are at difficult circumstances on account of pregnancy or maternity or other natural causes. as follows:
"The pregnancy and the child birth should not be considered as the impediment for discharge of duty. The concessions given to pregnant women shall not be construed as a concession towards personal comfort of the women. The child birth should be considered as a contribution to continuity of generations, without which the existence of the world is impossible."
V.Sounder Rajan
HR & Employment Law Attorney
Specializing for Recruiting and Contract Staffing Industry
M: 98401-42164
4th February 2019
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