Are legal aid lawyers entitled to maternity benefits? Delhi High Court answers

A single-judge had previously held that the Maternity Benefit Act does not discriminate on the basis of nature of employment.
Maternity leave
Maternity leave

The Delhi High Court has held that an advocate empanelled with a legal services authority is not an ‘employee’ and, therefore, is not entitled to maternity benefits under the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 [Delhi State Legal Services Authority v. Annwesha Deb]

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