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Possible loophole in maternity benefit act

Hi friends. The MBA 1961 provides Maternity Benefit for 26 weeks. Isn't it possible that the company may take notice of her bloated stomach 3-4 months after her getting pregnant and dismiss her on the suspicion that she might avail MB in near future?


 4 Replies

G.L.N. Prasad (Retired employee.)     23 April 2020

If the employer wants to harass, he can resort to any such heinous crimes, but there is a law and a well laid down system that protects employees against such arbitrary and deceptive actions.  Dismissing an employee is not easy.  Please do not assume things or try to exploit a weakness in the law.  It is not clear as to whether a member is an employee and I believe that he must be an employer finding support from the law for such actions.  

Rama chary Rachakonda (Secunderabad/Telangana state Highcourt practice watsapp no.9989324294 )     23 April 2020

 An employer cannot fire a woman because she's pregnant:A company cannot refuse to hire a woman because she's pregnant -- or because she may become pregnant in the future:

P. Venu (Advocate)     23 April 2020

This employee can give the presribed intimation of pregnancy as soon as the medically confirmed - this is possible within latest by six weeks after conceiving.

Deeksha Chugh   07 June 2020

Thanks for the explanation sir.

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