Female Employees Can’t Be Asked To Work Between 7PM-6AM Without Consent In This State; Free Food, Transportation
Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday, in an order, announced that no female worker can be bound to do the night shift in factories across the state.
This comes amid the state trying to create a safe environment for women at the workplace.
Females Not Bound To Work Post 7 pm
The government circular said that “No female worker shall be bound to work without her written consent before 6 am and after 7 pm. The authorities will also have to provide free transportation, food, and sufficient supervision if working during the aforementioned hours”.
Also, as per the order, if a female denies to work before 6 am as well as post 7 pm, then she can not be terminated from the employment.
The UP labor department issued the state order made it crystal clear that women workers will not be compelled to stay back for work beyond 7 pm and would not be called to work before 6 am without their written consent.
Across all the mills and factories in the state, the exemptions to women’s workforce have been notified by the government.
Prevention of Sexual Harassment
The order further stated that the onus of providing a secure working atmosphere to the women workers will lie with the employer to prevent an incident of sexual harassment in the workplace.
Not just this, the order also made it mandatory for the employer to establish a robust complaint mechanism in the factory in compliance with the provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 or in any other related enactments”, the order further stated.