The services provided by the maidservant (under duress) did not match the 'Job Description' of the domestic chores.
Such acts should come under Workplace harassment and Sexual harassment laws. Why don't the regulatory bodies act immediately on notice of such cases, instead of waiting for paper-work and FORWARDED THROUGH THE PROPER CHANNEL.
Centre may examine Shiney Ahuja case for labour law violation
22 Jun 2009
NEW DELHI: Labour minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday said his department could examine actor Shiney Ahuja's alleged rape of his maid for violation of labour laws if a complaint was sent to it.
Speaking after inaugurating the South Asia sub-regional liaison office of the International Social Security Association (ISSA), the minister said, "We will examine the case if a complaint is sent to us."
Asked if he saw any labour law violation in the case, he said, "If the case is sent to the labour department, we will examine whether it violated labour laws."
Asked what steps the ministry was taking to revitalize the employment sector, Kharge said the government was executing skill development programmes to improve efficiency of the workforce and was also setting up new ITIs to promote employment.
Kharge said ISSA would increase cooperation among South Asian countries and help in solving common problems. According to ISSA secretary general Hans Horst Konkolewskey, the association has active members in 144 countries and runs nearly 344 social security schemes.