Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
»
2-min read

Kerala Teacher Alleges Verbal Abuse and Expulsion After Maternity Leave

A police complaint was also lodged by her against the school and parent and teachers' association (PTA) for the alleged character assassination and verbal abuse.

PTI

Updated:June 19, 2019, 8:09 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Kerala Teacher Alleges Verbal Abuse and Expulsion After Maternity Leave
Image for Representation.
Loading...

Malappuram: A pre-primary teacher of a government school here has slammed authorities of the institution alleging that they were not permitting her to rejoin duty after maternity leave.

They had also verbally insulted her over her marital status and pregnancy, the 33-year-old woman, who has approached the Deputy Director of Education (DDE) over the denial of job to her, alleged. The woman had served as a daily wage staff in the institution for the last five years.

A police complaint was also lodged by her against the school and parent and teachers' association (PTA) for the alleged character assassination and verbal abuse.

In the complaint, she has alleged that they had made derogatory remarks about her second marriage and pregnancy at a recent PTA meeting held in the school. However, the school management refuted the allegation, saying that she was a temporary staff appointed by the PTA and her removal from service had nothing to do with the remarriage or pregnancy.

"I have worked in the school till the previous day of my delivery in October last year. I had already applied for three months leave. But, when I came after the maternity leave in January, I was not permitted to rejoin duty," she told PTI.

"At a meeting held in the school early this month, the authorities had made insulting remarks on my character in front of students' parents. They have insulted my modesty. More than the loss of the job, it has hurt me more. I cannot even face others now," she said.

Hailing from a poor background, the woman had been separated from her first husband for some time and was planning for a second marriage last year.

As the legal procedures for the divorce got delayed, she had begun to live with the man whom she was proposing to marry after their engagement. They got legally married in June 2018 and she availed maternity leave four months after the second marriage.

The woman said that even after the DDE directed the school authorities to consider her plea on "humanitarian grounds", they were not allowing her to rejoin duty. However, a senior school official said the woman was removed as they had decided to recruit more qualified hands based on the demands of parents.

"She was a daily wage staff, recruited by PTA, to look after pre-primary children. When she had gone on leave, we had to appoint another staff. And it has nothing to do with her pregnancy or remarriage as is being alleged," the official, who does not want to be named, said.

The PTA is the appointing authority for such staff and it has all the right to end their services also, he said. The official, however, said he was not present during the meeting, in which the woman had allegedly been insulted.

Sandhya Devi, sub-inspector, Kottakkal police station, said the woman had lodged a complaint against the head master, PTA president and some others for allegedly insulting her at the meeting. "The investigation is going on.We will record her statement soon and take necessary action," she added.

Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results