Implication of Maternity Benefit Act in Real World Organisations

  • B. Tejas Reddy and Anushka Thakur
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  • B. Tejas Reddy

    Student at Presidency University Bangalore, India

  • Anushka Thakur

    Student at Presidency University Bangalore, India

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The "Implication of Maternity Benefit Act in Real World Organizations" explores the practical ramifications of the Maternity Benefit Act in the context of contemporary workplaces. This legislation, designed to safeguard the rights of pregnant women and new mothers in the workforce, has far-reaching implications for both employers and employees. The abstract delves into the multifaceted aspects of the Act, examining its impact on organizational dynamics, employee welfare, and the overall corporate landscape. The study investigates how organizations navigate the challenges posed by the Maternity Benefit Act, balancing the imperative of providing a supportive environment for women during the crucial maternity period with the operational demands of the business. Key facets include the Act's provisions regarding maternity leave duration, prenatal and postnatal care, and the provision of a secure and healthy work environment for pregnant employees. Furthermore, the research scrutinizes the Act's influence on recruitment practices, career progression, and the broader issue of gender inclusivity within organizations. The abstract also sheds light on the economic considerations for employers, analyzing the financial implications of providing maternity benefits and potential strategies for organizations to ensure compliance without compromising their economic viability. Additionally, the study explores the cultural shift within workplaces, assessing how the Maternity Benefit Act contributes to fostering a more inclusive and supportive work culture, thereby attracting and retaining a diverse talent pool. This research employs a mixed-methods approach, combining quantitative analysis of organizational data, surveys, and qualitative interviews with key stakeholders, including human resources professionals, legal experts, and female employees. By triangulating these diverse data sources, the study aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the lived experiences, challenges, and successes in implementing the Maternity Benefit Act across various industry sectors. The implications of this research extend beyond legal compliance, touching upon broader societal and economic dimensions. As organizations increasingly recognize the significance of diversity and inclusivity in the workplace, understanding the practical implications of the Maternity Benefit Act becomes paramount. The findings are anticipated to contribute valuable insights to policymakers, employers, and advocacy groups, fostering informed discourse and facilitating the evolution of legislation and organizational practices to better accommodate the needs of working women during the pivotal maternity phase.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 3182 - 3190


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