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What are the restrictions placed by the Act on the employment of women?

The restrictions placed by the Act on the employment of women are as follows:

(1) The employer is prohibited from knowingly employing a woman in any establishment during the six weeks immediately following the day of her delivery or her miscarriage;
(2) A woman also, on her part, is required to abstain from working in any establishment during the said period;
(3) A pregnant woman can also request her employer not to give her any work which is of an arduous nature or which involves long hours of standing, etc. during the period of one month immediately preceding the period of six weeks, before the date of her expected delivery or any period during the said period of six weeks for which the pregnant woman does not avail of leave of absence, under the Act. On such a request being made by her, the employer shall not give her such work during such period.

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