Provisions of Labour Law to Safeguard the Interest of Female Workers to Ensure Equality in India
Dr. Sony Kulshrestha, Associate Professor, School of Law, Manipal University, Jaipur (Rajasthan), India.
Manuscript received on 08 July 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 18 August 2019 | Manuscript Published on 27 August 2019 | PP: 975-978 | Volume-8 Issue-2S4 July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B11920782S419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1192.0782S419
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Abstract: The jurisprudence of economic development has demonstrated the vigorous role of industrial laws as an instrument of societal and economic justice. Social justice means the attainment of socio-economic objectives laid down by the legislature. Financial soundness is the base of principle of equality of female workers. For a long time, female workers were discriminated in matters of employment and it was felt that gender equality did not find its fulfilment even at the hands of judges. If, we really want to upgrade the status of female workers we have to apportion major significant roles to them. Female are biologically different from males so here equality denotes the equal role considering this condition but difference in term of wages is discrimination. The problem was taken care of by enacting numerous pro female worker provisions like the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 with the Amendment Act of 2017 and the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976 etc. The Constitution of India also directed the State to make special provisions in favour of them. The Supreme Court by interpreting of articles fourteen, fifteen sixteen and twenty-one of the Indian Constitution has intended significantly to ensure gender justice and no discrimination policy in employment matters. With the above introduction the researcher in this research paper wants to highlight the provisions of Labour Laws related to female workers and how it is ensuring and sustaining the socio- economic justice and equality to maintain the dignity and raise the standard in our society. To justify its observation; the researcher has gone through the various statutory enactments, reviews, the report of various social welfare agencies and the interpretation done by judiciary in number of cases.
Keywords: Employment, Enactments, Industrialization, Inequality, Socio-economic, Sustain.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences