I was employed with a reputed school as secretary to the principal from 6th jan 2014 to 8th march 2014. I was on a probationary period for 1 year. This is the first academic year of the school. During the end of jan i got to know that i was pregnant for 5 weeks. As i did not want to lose this job opportunity, i decided to terminate my pregnancy after discussing this matter with my family and my principal. With the prior permission from the principal i underwent the pregnancy termination procedure on 5th of march. During my tenure i have availed 5 days leave for consulting my doctor and mtp procedure after intimating my principal. On 7th march i joined my duties and on 8th, i was conveyed by the principal and the hr, that i was "medically unfit" to handle this job and my leaves are not acceptable to the management.. Also, the principal conveyed to me that, i might get pregnant again and the school operations will be affected. Hence they forced me to resign. As i was very much satisfied with my job i refused to resign. They told me that the institution does not give any termination letter to the employees and harassed me throughout 3 days to resign. They did not pay my salary from february month and have with held my post graduation certificates till date. I requested them several times to give my certificates back as i was losing out on other job opportunities. They are forcing me to resign.
When i joined they never mentioned about my leave limitations and nothing is mentioned in my appointment letter about the leave system.
I approached state womens commision, they acted upon my complaint and sent a letter to the school to form a complaint committee and sort my issues and send them the report. They also sent a letter to the district officer, education department. No response from both till now. Its almost 3 months now and 3 days back when i approached womens commission, to know the status, they told me that this is a civil case and therefore they have certain limitations to take action against the school. They suggested me to file a fir against the school for illegally with holding my certificates. I approached the police station to lodge a fir but i was sent back saying that i need to approach the education department and puthforth my grievances... i had earlier addressed my issue, in written, to the chairman of cbse board, i was told that they cannot take any action against the school because they have to file for affiliation and they too suggested me to approach state education board...
I will now approach the education department and top goverment officials for the injustice and humiliation meted out to me. I am pretty sure that these corrupt officials will try to escape from this situation and i will be left with no solution. Yet, i want to experience the heights of incompetency of the officials who claim to protect womens rights, womens welfare, women empowerment... in this 21st century of modern india, there still prevails discrimination against women. Where the hell is women empowerment ??
Simultaneously, I am ready to fight a legal battle against the school irrespective of number of years it might take to get my certificates and salary, also for the unfair practice and injustice against a woman. Could anyone pls let me know whether process i followed to get the justice from the above mentioned departments was right ? Are they correct in denying my case? What should be my next course of action?