Myths and Misconception of Domestic Workers – A Global Issue with Special Reference to Adverse Conditions of Domestic Workers in India

  • N. Md. Akbar Ali Baig
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  • N. Md. Akbar Ali Baig

    Research Scholar at the Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai, India

  • Dr. D. Umamaheswari

    Assistant Professor at the Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai, India

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The domestic workers in India, besides across the nations, play a vital role in the overall workforce. In India, due to wanting effective statutes, the rights and duties of the employers and employees relationship are stranded. The present Acts and poor implementation of ILO and ineffective National Policies do not give meaningful life to the domestic workers. Domestic work becomes more vulnerable to the workers both physically and mentally. Also, it abrogates their right to a decent job that has to be guaranteed by effective statutes and sound adjudicatory mechanisms. The unorganised workers shall have all the social safety and security and other welfare measures the same already enjoyed by the labours employed under the formal sector. The access to justice by the individuals in the Court of Law is not viable for domestic workers when there is no legislation to govern their rights and a forum to redress their issues faced at the workplace. The implementation of the National Policy on Domestic Workers and Domestic Workers Bill, 2010, will pave the way to secure the rights of household workers and will give all the social security benefits.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 4, Page 3874 - 3881


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