New Delhi: Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd indicated 3 cases of discriminatory employment filed in FY2018-19, the annual report of the company says.
However, MSSL has a non-discriminatory work environment with fair growth opportunity for everyone and provides a safe and conducive work environment to all employees.
Environment, health & safety are the three important parameters to which employees in MSSL are fully committed to.
According to TeamLease survey, 48 % of Indians have faced discrimination at the workplace. Most of the biases are based on gender (25%), age (22%) and caste (18%). Amongst the cities, employees in Delhi, Pune and Chennai faced the highest rate of discrimination, while employees in Ahmedabad faced the lowest amount of discrimination.
Only 30 % of the surveyed companies stated that they have a clear policy on discrimination.
Discrimination in a workplace may constitute in form of age, sex, qualification, disability, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, region, caste and ethnicity.
The Constitution of India has various provisions for the rights of employees like the Equal Remuneration Act 1976 which is aimed to prevent gender-based discrimination in the workplace, Maternity Benefit Act 1961 to provide paid maternity leave to women employees, Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016, a very progressive legislation, establishing in unambiguous terms that there shall be no discrimination in government employment against persons with disabilities.
The constitution says that the state shall not discriminate against any citizen on the grounds of religion, race, caste, sex, and place of birth or any of them.
However, the provision is restricted to the state and its entities, and does not cover private corporations. India lacks a comprehensive and codified anti-discrimination statute regulating employers as well as compensation for victims of discrimination.
Furthermore, all the complaints filed in FY2018-19 were resolved, the annual report of the company says.
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