Ministry Of Labour And Employment Issues Advisory For Employers To Promote Women Workforce Participation

Posted On - 18 March, 2024 • By - King Stubb & Kasiva

The advisory highlights various initiatives undertaken by the Government to increase women’s participation in the workforce and address gender disparities, ultimately aiming to promote a diverse work environment. It also provides an overview of welfare, health, and safety measures prescribed for women employees under existing labour laws and forthcoming labour codes. Additionally, it outlines provisions related to wages, social security, working hours and dispute resolution, emphasizing the legislature’s intent to create a secure and conducive workplace for women. It emphasizes that although the Government has taken various policy measures to support women in all aspects of work life, it is imperative that employers should also take the lead in implementation of such policies and programs in the right perspective to encourage women to join the workforce.