Women law clerks allowed to work from home during menstrual cycles

Women law clerks allowed to work from home during menstrual cycles: CJI DY Chandrachud

Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud stated today that he allows female law clerks to work from home when they experience menstrual-related health issues.

The CJI stated that he allows female law employees to work from home if they are experiencing menstrual cramps.

“Last year, four out of five law clerks were female. It is not uncommon for them to call and say, “Sir, I have menstrual cramps.” I encourage them to work from home and take care of their health. We have also installed sanitary napkin dispensers in the Supreme Court of India’s female restrooms, he said.

At the 31st annual convocation of the National Law School of India University in Bengaluru, the Chief Justice of India spoke.

The judge also addressed the dilemma law school graduates confront when deciding on a career path.

Instead of rushing to choose a specific path in law, he suggested that students investigate all possible paths within the discipline.

“Life is lengthy, and spending a few years exploring the possibilities and marvels of the law will not harm you. Each position will equip you with skills that are transferable to other positions. The judge advised, “Always ask what you left the world with; it may be a bit better.”

Embrace the present, he emphasised.

“Accept the role with your whole spirit. The judge advised, “Live in the present, and if you are unhappy, you can always change careers.”

The CJI concluded his speech on an upbeat and optimistic note by employing ‘trendy phrases’ utilised by the current generation.

“I’ve heard that when things conclude, this generation refers to it as OLTs – one last time. Now you will experience numerous FTs – first times. First conversations with a client, first court appearances, first payments, and first criticisms. The CJI wished that your FTs would be as memorable as your OLTs.

In addition, he cautioned the students to remain true to their origins.

CJI Chandrachud advised, “As you advance in life, do not ever kick the ladder that brought you up.”


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