To provide a safe environment for women in the workplace, the Yogi Adityanath-led government of Uttar Pradesh issued an order on Saturday that no female worker should be required to work night shifts in factories across the state.
“No female worker is allowed to work before 6 a.m. and after 7 p.m. without her written consent. The authorities will also be required to provide free transportation, food and adequate supervision if they work during the above hours,” the statement said. government circular.
According to the order, if the female employee refuses to work before 6 a.m. and after 7 p.m., she will not be fired from employment.
UP’s labor department issued the state order late Friday night to announce the decision. It makes it clear that female workers will not be forced to stay home after 7pm and will not be called up before 6am without their written consent.
The government has notified the exemptions for women’s workers in all factories and factories in the state.
“The responsibility for providing a safe working atmosphere to the female employees rests with the employer to prevent an incident of sexual harassment in the workplace. In addition, the JU obliges the employer to implement a robust grievance mechanism in the factory in accordance with the provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women in the Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Restoration) Act of 2013 or any other related legislation,” the order said.
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