Women cannot be denied employment citing work during night hours; "only male candidates" job notification unconstitutional: Kerala High Court

The restrictions on work timings beyond for women under Section 66(1)(b) of the Factories Act, 1948 cannot be an excuse to deny employment to a woman who does not require such protection anymore, the Court ruled.
Kerala HC
Kerala HC

At a time when women are no longer relegated to the role of home-maker, it is unacceptable and untenable to deny employment to a woman citing late work hours as part of the job description, the Kerala High Court ruled (Treasa Josfine v. State of Kerala and ors).

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