|Does the Law have provisions on maternity leave?||Yes|
|What is the duration of maternity leave?||14.0 weeks|
|What percentage of the monthly salary does a worker get during maternity leave?||100 %|
|Who pays for maternity leave?||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?||Breastfeeding breaks are provided for the first 15 month(s) of life of the child|
|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 14 weeks (98 days) of maternity leave including 8 weeks of post natal maternity leave. Employment contract of a female worker is suspended during pregnancy. In case of illness, arising out of pregnancy or confinement certified by a medical practitioner, maternity leave can be extended by three more weeks.
Source: §143 of the Labour Code 1997
The maternity allowance is calculated at a rate of full daily wage actually received by the employee in the last pay. The maternity benefits are paid by the Government.
Source: §17, 20, 27 & 132 of Social Security Code 1973
More about parental leave:
There is no provision in the law on paid or unpaid parental leave.