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Period leave: Decide in time-bound manner, Delhi HC tells authorities

Lawstreet Journal 24 Nov 2020 6:58pm

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On Monday (23rd November 2030), the Delhi High Court heard a  Public Interest Litigation seeking directions to the Centre and the Delhi government for granting paid leaves to women employees during the menstruation time as a representation.

The petition was filed by Delhi Labour Union and they were represented through advocate Rajiv Agarwal. He said that all classes of women employees should be granted paid leaves for four days a month if they opt to work during the period of menstruation.

The division bench consisted of two judges: Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan. While disposing of the petition, they said,"We hereby direct the concerned respondents to treat this petition as a representation and decide the same in accordance with law, rules, regulations and government policies in a time-bound manner." 

The plea said: “Female employees form a significant part of workforce in the offices and establishments of the Respondents. At present, many employees employed with the Respondents for performing various roles including that of officer, employee and worker."

"These employees perform all kind of works including that of administrative, managerial, supervisory, skilled, unskilled, manual, operational, clerical and technical nature. These employees are employed through different modes of employment such as regular  employees, ad hoc, deputation, daily wage muster roll workers, contractual workers and workers employed through independent contractors/outsourcing agencies," it added.

The petition further stated that a significant number of these employees menstruate and there is very little consideration or even recognition for the emotional, physical, hormonal and physiological trauma that these employees… Continue Reading...

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