A recent ruling by India’s Supreme Court has granted pension benefits to women who work from home for a major garment firm. The ruling could affect millions of employees that were not given employee status because
they work from home by giving them access to staff benefits. While this practice is commonplace within India’s garment sector, the Supreme Court ruled that the firm must make pension payments to those employees, saying
that just because they worked from home does not make them ineligible for the benefit. With approximately 37 million work-from-home employees in India, having access to minimum wages, social security and medical
benefits from employers will have a huge impact on various industries across India.