Labour Standards for Women
Amity Law School, Noida, India.
Volume III – Issue I, 2021
The role of women in industries has risen, especially post-independence. Prior to that, women would usually be restricted to the work inside the house. However, in today’s time, there is a significant rise in the number of women who are working outside the house and are employed in industries and factories, which is mainly male dominated. Due to this, there is a considerable gender inequality which leads to an imbalance in the social justice. One of the main reasons could be the low number of women employed as compared to men. Hence, it is crucial to bring the labour standards of women at par with that of men or confer upon the women some special standards in conformity with the Articles 14, 15, 16, 21, 39 and 43 of the Constitution of India . The same is also ensured by our lawmakers by enacting and implementing laws for equal pay, preventing sexual harassment at workplace, maternity benefits, etc. This paper will focus on the Indian laws which ensure and promote the standards for women as well as their interests under various labour laws.