May 26, 2022
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Penalties for employees, drivers and delivery staff using lifts; Alleged discrimination

Discrimination is common today in the name of caste and religion. But in Hyderabad a group of ordinary people are seen being replaced in the name of work. A housing society in Hyderabad has come under fire on social media for its misguided stance. Household workers in the housing society, drivers, and delivery staff arriving at the society’s homes are those excluded.

The notice was written in front of a lift at a housing society in Cyberabad, Telangana. Housekeepers, drivers and delivery staff will be fined Rs 300 each if they use the main lift. The message is clearly written in Telugu and English. Netizens are in a two-way battle as the image of this discriminatory notice went viral on social media. On the other hand, it is clear that occupational discrimination is taking place when some say that all housing societies should take the same stand during epidemics like Covid.

Widespread criticism has been leveled that employees face discrimination against food prepared by domestic workers. Others ask why domestic workers, who do chores outside the home, are being replaced. Others respond that this is not the first time they have seen such a notice and are therefore not surprised.

The majority of those who support the notice claim that those who request not to use the main lift are allowing employees to use the service lift and thereby assisting them. This is not the first time such discrimination has been discussed in India. Zomato and Swiggy employees were banned from using lifts at a mall in Udaipur.

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