ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Do Courts Rely on Stereotypes Instead of Legal Frameworks in Cases of Sexual Harassment?

The fear of women filing false complaints continues to be one of the principal oppositions to the existence of the law against sexual harassment. Through an analysis of a 2019 high court judgment that ruled a complaint to be “false,” the author argues that courts often do not differentiate between a complaint filed with “malicious intent” and one where the complaint could not be supported with evidence permissible to the court.

How Can the Maternity Benefit Act Increase Female Workforce Participation?

In order to promote women’s participation in the workforce, the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, was amended to provide more beneficial entitlements to women employees. However, they appear to impose the entire cost of these benefits on employers, which could lead to a negative trend in hiring women in meaningful roles.
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