Kindling a Legislative Enactment: Inclusion of Domestic Workers under the Labour Laws Regime

  • Nooransh Grover
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  • Nooransh Grover

    Student at Gujarat National Law University, India

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“The forbidden fruit is always the tastiest.” It is an undeniable and unequivocal principle of societal and economic evolution that economic prosperity is a result of human labor and efforts, be it in the form of physical labor or mental/intellectual labor. The entire economic setup can be divided into two main categories based upon the service conditions of workers/employees namely Organized Sector and the Unorganized Sector. The Organized Sector is equipped with better working conditions, abidance of labor laws, maternity benefits, proper working hours, paid leaves among many others. The Unorganized Sector is not a regulated sector as opposed to Organized Sector and lacks proper working environment and benefits to the workforce. These sectors are the backbone of our economic capabilities and it becomes utmost necessary to ensure that these sectors are properly regulated so that the workforce being employed here can work at maximum efficiency and at the same time, work in a conducive and favorable environment. There have been an ample of legislations to regulate various kinds of workforces such as Gig Workers, Beedi workers, plantation workers etc. Despite its prevalence for many decades, the domestic workers have yet not received recognition in our prevailing labor laws. Hence, it becomes imperative for us to analyze and incorporate domestic workers in our existing legislations and give them the necessary benefits and safeguards. This paper tends to analyze existing laws in India and their exclusivist nature. This paper shall establish the necessity to provide legislative recognition to domestic workers and the key elements to consider while framing the appropriate legislation.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 1, Page 882 - 895


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