|Does the Law have provisions on maternity leave?||Yes|
|What is the duration of maternity leave?||13.0 weeks|
|What percentage of the monthly salary does a worker get during maternity leave?||100 %|
|Who pays for maternity leave?||Employer|
|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?||No|
|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?||No|
|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 workers are entitled to 3 months (91 calendar days) of fully paid maternity leave on the birth of a child. The worker must give a written notice of at least 7 day (or even shorter period under certain circumstances) prior to proceeding on maternity leave on a specific date and to return to work thereafter. Worker may also have to provide a certificate of her medical condition from a qualified medical practitioner or midwife, if required by the employer. Maternity leave can be extended with the consent of employer or a worker may proceed to sick leave or annual leave or any other kind of leave with employer's consent.
Source: § 29 of the Employment Act 2007
The maternity leave is granted with full pay and the pay during leave period is financed by the employer.
Source: § 29(1) of the Employment Act, 2007
More about parental leave:
There is no provision in the law on paid or unpaid parental leave.