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As per Maternity Benefit Act Employer is supposed to pay full salary for the whole Maternity period.
Impact of covid started by mid of Mar,2020 itself and lockdown is declared in Chennai by mid Mar,2020.. Due to WFH option given to employees many employers were not able to honour the commitment given to the Clients due to various reasons like lack of co-ordination, internet bandwidth issues from employees side, power cut at home etc. In Chennai many companies introduced pay cuts. That is acceptable. Many employers introduced pay cuts to safeguard the employment of employees.
However now that things are back normalcy they could have considered your case as a special one and should processed the arrears.
To proceed further legally it is not clear whether your employer had issued any notice regarding salary and you had accepted the same ?
Based on your role ( employee or Supervisory/ Managerial role) you can approach Labour court or Civil court.
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