I need a legal help, Is anybody from law in this group who can clarify my doubt......please .......it will be highly appreciable :
Maternity Benefit Act 1961 says :
1. No woman shall be entitled to maternity benefit unless she has actually worked in an establishment of the employer from whom she claims maternity benefit, for a period of not less than [eighty days] in the twelve months immediately preceding the date of her expected delivery:
Explanation.—For the purpose of calculating under the sub-section the days on which a woman has actually worked in the establishment 1[the days for which she has been laid off or was on holidays declared under any law for the time being in force to be holidays with wages] during the period of twelve months immediately preceding the date of her expected delivery shall be taken into account.
2.The maximum period for which any woman shall be entitled to maternity benefit shall be twelve weeks of which not more than six weeks shall precede the date of her expected delivery:
My confusion is:
So a woman can take maternity leave of six weeks before expected delivery date, does these 6 weeks will be taken into account for the purpose of above 80 days calculation.