If you file a complaint against your employer for the denial of the maternity leave, then it should be settled within a month's time. For the Labour Officer (LO), this is a small matter. Generally, their hands are full of big issues like strikes, lockouts, accidents at the workplace etc. Average LO might just give a telephone call to the employer and ask directly about the denial of the maternity leave. It may not even need a hearing from both sides.
16th May 2019 From India, Bangalore
In continuation of the above reply of our learned friend Mr.Dinesh, I wish to add that the complaint intended to be made to the Labor Officer against the wrongful termination of the employee during her pregnancy is probably an industrial dispute u/s 2-A(1) of the Industrial Disputes Act,1947. In such a case, as per sec.2-A(2) of the Act, if the L.O fails to dispose of the dispute expeditiously, after the expiry of 3 months from the date of raising the dispute, the workman can directly make an application to the Labor Court for adjudication; as per ss (3) of sec.2-A, any such application for adjudication should be made before the expiry of 3 years from the date of termination of employment.
16th May 2019 From India, Salem