WOMEN (EMPLOYMENT OF) ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Prohibition of employment of women in night work except in certain circumstances

   4   Power to inspect industrial undertakings

   5   Penalty

   6   Power to make regulations

   7   Saving

 

THE WOMEN (EMPLOYMENT OF) ACT

[Date of Commencement: 2nd March, 1942]

Cap 417.

Law 66 of 1956.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Women (Employment of) Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "women" includes all persons of the female sex;

   "industrial undertaking" includes every business or undertaking carried on for gain, except a business or undertaking in which only the members of the family of the owner or proprietor are employed;

   "night" means a period of at least eleven consecutive hours including the interval between ten o'clock in the evening and five o'clock in the morning;

[66/1956 s 2(a).]

   "night work" means work in an industrial undertaking during the night.

[66/1956 s 2(b).]

3   Prohibition of employment of women in night work except in certain circumstances

   (1) No woman shall be employed in night work except where the night work is-

   (a)   for the purpose of completing work commenced by day and interrupted by some unforeseeable cause which could not be prevented by reasonable care; or

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