Negating the fact that women in India have successfully come a long way regardless of the stereotypical societal pressures and barriers, the discrimination at work hasn't yet moved out of the picture.
And the knowledgeable have stated well that a major part of being literate is to be well aware of your legal rights and the laws related to you. And if you are looking to ensure that you are treated without bias at your workplace, this is the time to be fully up-to-date with your rights as an employee;
Here is a list of laws that protects women in India at their workplace, no matter what industry you are associated with;
The act includes an offence taken on activities like any unwanted contact made physically of an uncomfortable nature or against the will, demanding or pleading sexual favours in return for something or otherwise, an act of showing pornography or any other manner of action that isn't welcome. The cell is required to take immediate and stringent actions against such acts at work and the female employee has the right to demand the details of their actions on this act in writing from the company's cell. Several other segments are covered in this act that can be always researched and understood if required.
3. The Factories Act, 1948: This act helps the female working community in securing their rights towards health, leave benefits, safety, welfare and the right working hours. This regulation takes care of many things in their concern as stated below;
4. Maternity Act: The Maternity Benefit Amendment Act, 2017 states that all the women working with a company are entitled to a leave of 26 weeks during the time of pregnancy. There also is a provision of pre-natal leaves that can be increased to a span of 2 months. The duration of this leave only is decreased if the mother is having a third child, this leave helps cover the entire process for women through her pre-delivery and post-delivery period ensuring that her child receives proper nutrition and attention from the mother.
The women today in our country are remarkably changing the world with their presence and expert inputs in different fields. To ensure that the social and economic presence is celebrated and encouraged independently, the government has taken several initiatives from time to time and implemented different laws for the betterment and unbiased culture of the work environment for women.