Foxconn States That 25% of New Hires Are Married Women

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The Foxconn factory employs approximately 70% women and 30% men, making it the largest employer of women in India. The Tamil Nadu plant, in particular, stands out as a significant hub for female employment in the country.
The Foxconn factory employs approximately 70% women and 30% men, making it the largest employer of women in India. The Tamil Nadu plant, in particular, stands out as a significant hub for female employment in the country.

As per media reports, Foxconn, the manufacturer of Apple’s iPhone, has informed the government that 25% of its new hires are married women.

Additionally, the company has clarified that its safety protocol, which requires all employees to avoid wearing metal regardless of gender or religion, applies equally to everyone. Foxconn emphasizes that this policy is designed to ensure workplace safety and is not intended to discriminate against any group.

The company’s commitment to inclusivity and non-discrimination is evident in its hiring practices and safety measures, aiming to create a safe and equitable work environment for all employees. The Foxconn factory employs about 70% women and 30% men, making it the largest employer of women in India, with the Tamil Nadu plant being a significant hub for female employment in the country.

This statement comes after reports claimed that married women were not being allowed to work at Foxconn’s India Apple iPhone plant. In response, the Ministry of Labour and Employment requested a detailed report from the Labour Department of the Tamil Nadu Government.

Section 5 of the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976, stipulates that no discrimination is to be made while recruiting men and women workers. Since the State Government is the appropriate authority for enforcing this Act, a report has been sought from them. Additionally, the office of the Regional Chief Labour Commissioner has been directed to provide a factual report to the Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India.

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