Rules, Laws and Acts related to woman employees

Pregnant women can not be fired from the job:

According to the Maternity Benefit Act 1961 pregnant women cannot be fired from the job suddenly. The boss will have to give notice of the first three months and give some part of the expenditure incurred during pregnancy.

If he/she does not do so, then the employee can complain against the government employment body. The complaint may be shut down by the company or the company may have to pay a hefty amount as a fine.

Women cannot be arrested in the evening:

As per the Code of Criminal Procedure, section 46, The Police cannot arrest any woman after 6 pm and before 6am, no matter how serious the crime is.

If the police are found doing this then the complaint (case) can be lodged against the police officer under whom the arrest is made. This could jeopardize the job of that police officer.

Police officer cannot refuse to write your complaint:

According to Section 166A of the IPC, no police officer can refuse to register any of your complaints. If he does this then a complaint can be lodged against him in the senior police office.

If the police officer is found guilty, then he can be jailed for a minimum of 6 months to 1 year and suspended from job.