Employment of women worker prohibited during certain period : (1) No employer shall
knowingly employ a woman in his establishment during the eight weeks immediately following the
day of her delivery.
(2) No woman shall work in any establishment during the eight weeks immediately following
the day of her delivery.
(3) No employer shall employ any woman for doing any work which is of an arduous nature or
which involves long hours of standing or which is likely to adversely affect her health; ifhe
has reason to believe or if she has informed him that she is likely to be delivered of a child
within ten weeks;
she has to the knowledge of the employer been delivered of a child within the preceding ten
Provided that in case of tea plantation worker, a woman worker can undertake light work if and
for so long as the medical practitioner of the concerned tea estate certifies that she is physically
fit to do so ; and, for the days that she does such work, she shall be paid at the prevailing rate of
pay for such work, and such pay shall be paid to her in addition to the maternity benefit which
she may be entitled to receive under existing this Act.