Proskauer - International Labor Law (JD Supra India)
“I am what I am, so take me as I am” – Historic decision of India’s highest Court decides gay sex no longer criminal
Commencing with the famous quote of German thinker Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, India’s Supreme Court has today legalised sexual relationships between same-sex people. This landmark decision ends a long fight against Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code 1860 (IPC) which had criminalised certain homosexual acts. In its decision, the Supreme Court held that: “Criminalising carnal intercourse is...
India’s Parliament Passes Increased Maternity Leave
India’s Parliament has officially passed an increase to maternity leave in India. The new law entitles most mothers to 26 weeks of paid leave...
Maternity Leave Length Increased in India
The Upper House of India’s Parliament just passed an amendment to India’s Maternity Benefit Act of 1961. The amendment increases maternity leave to 26 weeks of paid leave, a major increase over the current 12 week leave. It also grants a number of new rights, albeit with important qualifications.
India’s Sexual Harassment Law Invokes New Pitfalls for Employers
India recently enacted the Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal Act) 2013, which protects all “aggrieved women” in the workplace from unlawful harassment. To be clear, the term “aggrieved women” includes both employees and non-employees. The Act represents a drastic shift in the law that will require all employers with a presence in India to implement