LACUNAE IN EXISTING LABOUR LEGISLATION TO MEET THE NEEDS OF DOMESTIC WORKERS
By Muskan Patel
Domestic workers spread out to bastis, chawls, and slums, which we make an effort to hide from the contemplation of the outside world, are the existing truth for millions of working people – men, women, and children. Stuck in the situational necessity of supporting their families and providing better livelihood options for their children they have to face the long-fought battle to be recognised as a workforce in the society. Even in 21th Century knowing that Working a job with no room for a pay hike, also where you come across with realisms of harassment and abuse, and will be dreadful of upshots for taking legal remedy, though they were still fighting for their rights was unlikely. Formerly the law may have recognised few rights of Domestic workers but the policies are still silent on that behalf. There is this quotation that “Employers are held responsible for the well-being of their foreign Domestic Workers, including the provision of adequate rest” but then they are the only one who is exploiting the life of domestic workers by not following the provisions approved by the law of land. Therefore, this project was made to consequently point out the lacuna that labour legislation is failing in order to meet the needs of Domestic worker.
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