Legal Update – Maternity Benefit Act

Labour Laws

Maternity Benefit Act


In a landmark judgment dated August 17, 2023, the Supreme Court of India delivered a decision that has far-reaching implications for women’s rights and employment conditions. The case of Dr. Kavita Yadav, a Senior Resident in Pathology, highlighted the critical issue of maternity benefits beyond contractual employment. This ruling sets a precedent that ensures women’s rights to maternity benefits are protected, regardless of their employment status.

Enclosed is the case law extract for your reference.