|Does the Law have provisions on maternity leave?||Yes|
|What is the duration of maternity leave?||17.0 weeks|
|What percentage of the monthly salary does a worker get during maternity leave?||100 %|
|Who pays for maternity leave?||Both employer and government|
|Does the law require that workers be protected from dismissals during the term of pregnancy and maternity leave?||Yes|
|Does the law provide for the right to return to same position after availing maternity leave?||Yes|
|Does the law require that pregnant and nursing workers must not be engaged in harmful work?||Yes|
|Does the law require that pregnant workers be provided free ante and post natal medical care?||Yes|
|Does the law provide for breastfeeding breaks for nursing mothers?||Yes|
|What is the duration of breastfeeding breaks, as provided by the law?||One hour|
|What is the length of breastfeeding breaks?||No provision|
|Does the law require parental leave for parents?||No|
|Does the law require that parents with minor children or workers with other family responsibilities be provided with flexible time or part time work options?||No|
To comply with international standards, maternity leave duration should be at least 14 weeks and during maternity leave workers should be paid at least 67% of their wage.
More about maternity leave:
Female employees are entitled to a paid maternity leave in the event of childbirth. A pregnant woman is entitled to a mandatory period of paid leave of four months (120 days) including one month before birth and three months after birth. Maternity leave can be extended by 03 additional months for medical reasons. In order to acquire paid maternity leave, a worker must provide a medical certificate, indicating expected date of delivery likely to occur within 5 weeks, to the employer.
Same rights are provided to the worker in case of adoption, i.e., 3 months leave is provided immediately following the adoption. Pregnant workers are entitled to 45 days of paid maternity leave in the event of miscarriage.
Source: §95 & 96 of the Labour Code of 27 August 1943, last amended in 2014
The maternity leave is awarded with full pay. The employer pays half of a worker's wage while the other half is paid by the government/social security fund. In the case of miscarriage or premature non-viable birth, amount of benefit reduces to half.
Source: § 95 of the Labour Code of 27 August 1943, last amended in 2014
More about parental leave:
There is no provision in the law on paid or unpaid parental leave.