Contractual employee is also entitled to take Maternity benefits – Karnataka High Court

The Karnataka High Court recently has quashed a notice issued by the Directorate of Municipal Administration issued to contractual employee and terminated the services when asked for maternity leave. The court held that contractual women staff is entitled to maternity leave on the basis of maternity act that does not classify or qualify a mother to be, a government servant, temporary employee , employee on contract basis or an employee on daily wages.

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