Are contract employees eligible to maternity benefits?

Hi,

Are contract employees also entitled to maternity benefits? What are the qualifying details?

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Hi Ramya

Yes, as per the act any woman employed, whether regular or contractual, who has completed 80 days in the preceding 12 months is applicable to avail of the benefit.

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Thank you @manjot.singh for the quick update.

I guess then this employee doesnt get eligible. We had hired a female employee for 6 month contract basis, now after 2 months she is moving for maternity benefits.

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