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The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976 is an Indian legislation aimed at ensuring equal pay for men and women for the same work or work of a similar nature. The Act aims to prevent discrimination on the basis of gender in matters of remuneration. Here are the main features of the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976:

  1. Equal Pay for Equal Work: The Act mandates that men and women should receive equal remuneration for the same work or work of a similar nature. This includes wages, salaries, bonuses, benefits, and any other forms of compensation.
  2. Prohibition of Discrimination: The Act prohibits employers from discriminating between male and female employees in matters of remuneration solely on the basis of gender. It prevents employers from paying different wages to employees of different genders for the same work.
  3. Job Evaluation: The Act allows for the use of job evaluation methods to determine the value of different jobs and ensure that equal pay is provided for jobs that are of comparable value, irrespective of gender.
  4. Remedies and Penalties: The Act provides for remedies in case of non-compliance. If an employer violates the provisions of the Act, the affected employee can file a complaint with the appropriate authority. The Act allows for the recovery of the withheld amount along with payment of compensation to the affected employee.
  5. Enforcement Mechanisms: The Act establishes authorities at the central and state levels to oversee the implementation and enforcement of its provisions. These authorities are responsible for handling complaints, conducting inquiries, and ensuring compliance with the Act.
  6. Reporting Requirements: Employers are required to maintain records and make necessary reports as prescribed under the Act to demonstrate compliance with the equal remuneration provisions.
  7. Applicability: The Act applies to both the public and private sectors, and it covers all types of employment, whether regular, temporary, or contractual.
  8. Prohibition of Retaliation: The Act prohibits employers from taking any adverse action against employees who seek to enforce their rights under the Act. This ensures protection for employees who raise concerns about unequal remuneration.
  9. Awareness and Education: The Act encourages the dissemination of information and the promotion of awareness about equal remuneration principles among employers, employees, and the general public.

It’s important to note that while the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976 is a significant step towards promoting gender equality in the workplace, challenges and disparities in remuneration based on gender may still persist in various contexts.

We are a law firm in the name and style of Law Offices of Kr. Vivek Tanwar Advocate and Associates at Gurugram and Rewari. We are providing litigation support services for matters related to equal remuneration and labour law .

Written By – Adv Arti Mudgil (P2167/2013)

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