Maternity leave and other reservations...

@vandana7 (67649)
India
August 18, 2016 10:51pm CST
So women and child welfare department in India has managed to get a bill that allows six months post maternity leave for women employees. Who stands to gain? Educated of course. But even educated are losers.... This country is so populated...so very over populated that cut throat competition will hurt women! Why? Simple...women in government offices will get those maternity leaves, and the work load will pile up. As to private organized sector, law does not make it mandatory to recruit a percentage of women in the work force nor offer tax concessions for women in workforce. So you know where those jobs that girls and future women will be going, considering that government jobs are less than 10 percent of the total jobs in the country out of which a small percentage is women (4 percent or so). And unorganized sector follows no laws and women can't complain. Neat way of pushing women back inside homes! How traditional! How clever! Oh we won't need rape laws, anti-dowry laws, and agitation against female infanticides. Women would cease to study beyond a stage because it does not make sense unless they are truly brilliant and can come up either with professional degree, or have business acumen. Considering the lower number of professionals in future, may be most parents of little girls will avoid higher education for little girls. Hello...concessions be it in form of gender, caste, race, religion....HAVE NEGATIVE EFFECTS.
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• United States
19 Aug 16
while i believe that one givin' the opportunity to stay 't home with their babe the first 6 months 'tis a wonderful idea, i can see yer point. there's already more'n nough suppression 'f women's rights'n yer country 's 't 's. also, how'd they live with no income fer all those months? yer correct, this'd only be beneficial fer those who're higher 'p 'n that jest aint fair nor proper. my understandin' (via p.b.s. documentaries, mind 'ja) 'd be that many girls aint given an education anyhow :( how does a country grow 'n build fer the future 'f all without such?? jest breaks my heart...
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@vandana7 (67649)
• India
19 Aug 16
Why do we have to change those rules at all! We had two months maternity leave. Why add four more months and have employers groan...now they will show gender bias, and there are no laws against gender bias in this country. Obviously girls of future will be treated as liabilities because they truly become so because of this law. Or they would have to settle for lower pay scale. What were they thinking?
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• United States
19 Aug 16
@vandana7 wait, ya got 2 months worth?? dang, when i was younger/workin'/havin' babes one 'twas lucky if'n they got a full 6 weeks :( so this law makes such mandatory?? 'r 'tis jest a law that applies fer those that wish 'n can afford to do such? 's fer thinkin'... i don't think our elected officials do much'f that these days.
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@vandana7 (67649)
• India
19 Aug 16
@crazyhorseladycx .. The statistics they have before them...well, total number of women in the country...in the age group from ...this to this...now if we want their votes...we need to give them something..and so it comes. Statistics are just that! They need to think practical stuff! And the advocate was saying....it is good! Young advocate without experience...saying if the employer values the employee ..he will wait up for 6 months....and make loss for that value? Insane! Nobody values employee that much unless they are earning profits. Think about it..average Indian woman finds STEADY EMPLOYMENT around 25. By 27 she is getting her first child. Is that 2 years good enough to identify her value to the organization? Insane.
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@skysnap (18039)
19 Aug 16
IT industry has 18 months of leave after chidlbirth. and imagine how company is filling the void? it's acceptable that not all industries can have this due to profit margin. but the thing is that those who can't have child or single will be treated like males. and also 18 months of paid leave may not be suitable considering some can leave jobs completely after 18 months of paid vacation. i hope other industries can learn from IT industries mistakes. 6 months paid leave is fair ..18 months is too much and also not fair for others.
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@vandana7 (67649)
• India
19 Aug 16
Exactly. Those who are recruited temporarily have no hopes of continuing here or there...
@skysnap (18039)
19 Aug 16
@vandana7 I have been through contract jobs in 20s so I can so relate to this.. companies dont even think you're performing or good asset to the company during this phase. They just use you and hand over the letter once the period expires. I am still wondering if companies are profit based, how come they are going to afford 18 months of loss for long? how they are going to recover this gap.
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@vandana7 (67649)
• India
19 Aug 16
@skysnap ... Exactly! How? And WHY? If I was a man I would say it is gender discrimination. No work no pay. The pay you received would be used to pay a recruit. You chose when to get pregnant and how often. Most would opt for one pregnancy and be done with it. One way to reduce population but the wrong end of it...i.e., the educated number would come down.. :(
@LadyDuck (176483)
• Switzerland
19 Aug 16
Six months is too much, it is 12 weeks here and the women are paid the 80% of their salary, with a maximum amount. When they are on maternity leave there is always a substitute to do their job.
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@vandana7 (67649)
• India
19 Aug 16
They want votes. :(
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@LadyDuck (176483)
• Switzerland
19 Aug 16
@vandana7 Of course, this is how politic works, they want votes and they do not care about the consequences.
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@vandana7 (67649)
• India
19 Aug 16
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• Dhaka, Bangladesh
19 Aug 16
this types of law practice only seen in the high level company and in government sector.may lead local company ignore this low and dismiss the job of a female employees at the time of benifits.
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@vandana7 (67649)
• India
19 Aug 16
It will make poor poorer, and rich richer! What will happen is, poor man cannot find a wife who would work. So he will ask dowry as he can't maintain the girl and children subsequently. Women would not find jobs...and sit at home. It does not take long to finish chores at home, nowadays we have so many implements! And you know it then also becomes idle mind is devil's workshop kinda thing. It needs a serious consideration...very serious consideration...because employers will simply stop recruiting women, or find reasons to throw them off.
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• Dhaka, Bangladesh
19 Aug 16
@vandana7 you are right
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@hora_fugit (5435)
• India
20 Aug 16
Is it mandatory.
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@vandana7 (67649)
• India
20 Aug 16
Yes. :(
@UncleJoe (10872)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
20 Aug 16
I got fired from a job for taking maternity leave. I still don't know how they found out.
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@vandana7 (67649)
• India
5 Sep 16
Pregnancy tests of course...or may be your gynecologist spilled the beans..
@Jessicalynnt (47880)
• Centralia, Missouri
20 Aug 16
our laws dont allow that much time, it would be nice if perhaps both men and women could get 3 months
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@vandana7 (67649)
• India
5 Sep 16
Yes...that way mother can get some rest, and father too.
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@jstory07 (69905)
• Roseburg, Oregon
19 Aug 16
Everything you said is so true. You only need two months to stay at home with you baby. Than go back to work. I went back to work three days later after having my second son.
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@vandana7 (67649)
• India
19 Aug 16
Exactly...two months is more than sufficient. Now with that kind of pressure, employers would think ten times before employing women who do not have kids.
@waflay (2727)
• Nairobi, Kenya
19 Aug 16
In my country,there is a paternity leave where a man is entitled to a two-weeks leave due to his wife delivering a baby.Women on the other hand get a maternity leave for three months.
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@vandana7 (67649)
• India
19 Aug 16
What is the point in making it six months when they already had three months, and even then it created discrimination. It increases burden on employers to recruit temporary work force.
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• Philippines
19 Aug 16
I hope the women in your country get more rights for maternity and benefits. you deserve to work, you gave birth to both men and women anways
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@vandana7 (67649)
• India
19 Aug 16
It does not work that way. Choice is wider thanks to competition. Best is not always necessary in this country because there is always some market for slightly lower grade stuff. Women, even if employed would be paid lower because of this loss to private companies.