A Critical Analysis of the Legal Framework of Labour Legislations & Women Workers


From onset, women have never been sit at home daughters, wives, mothers, etc. They always engaged themselves in some form of work to augment the family income output and in many different and special ways depended on the structure, needs, customs and attitudes of the society in which they belong. In prehistoric times, women and men alike almost participated equally in agricultural activities and gather food for the family. They are involved in ploughing the fields, planting and harvesting of crops as well as tended animals. Except for developed societies where technology has enhanced production and women’s work more or less revolve now more around the home, Africa or less developed societies still have the women almost do the primary chores to enable the family have their needs. Women are dedicated to preparation of food, making clothing and nurturing the children in addition to trading activities in the market place. Women in the contemporary times have been found more than ever to leave their homes to work in the urban centres. This paper critically looks at the laws in place, locally and internationally, that bothers on women in the work place.

Keywords: Labour Legislations, Women Workers, Rights, Discrimination.