Equal Remuneration Act, 1976


The Act aims at providing equal remuneration to men and women workers and prevention of discrimination, particularity against women on the ground of gender.

Equal Pay

The Act applies to an extensive range of employment including the informal sector. It provides that no discrimination should be made in remuneration for the same work or work of a similar nature only on the ground of gender. (Section 4)


Recruitment

Further the Act also provides that no gender based discrimination be made while recruiting for the same work or work of a similar nature, or in any condition of service subsequent to recruitment such as promotions, training or transfer. (Section 5)

Exceptions

Under this law, no discrimination is permissible in recruitment and service conditions except where employment of women is prohibited or restricted by the law. (Section 15)

Disclaimer: This section provides only a brief of Indian legislation and should not be considered as legal advice.

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