Mères qui Travaillent - Yemen

Does the Law have provisions on maternity leave? Yes
What is the duration of maternity leave? 10.0 weeks
Who pays for maternity leave? Employer
Does the law require that workers be protected from dismissals during the term of pregnancy and maternity leave? -
Does the law provide for the right to return to same position after availing maternity leave? -
Does the law require that pregnant and nursing workers must not be engaged in harmful work? -
Does the law require that pregnant workers be provided free ante and post natal medical care? -
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
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:

A pregnant worker has the right to take maternity leave with full pay for a period of 70 days. Labour Code does not specify any qualifying conditions for access to maternity leave. Similarly, it does not differentiate between the pre-natal and post-natal leave. A pregnant worker cannot be made to work during the period of her maternity leave.

There is also provision for extension of maternity leave (by 20 days)  if the labour (delivery of child) was difficult, as certified by a medical certificate (caesarian) and if she has given birth to twins.

Sources:§45 of Labour Code (Act No.5 of 1995, as amended up to Law No. 15 of 2008)

Pregnant workers have the right to receive compensation for maternity leave. Pregnant Workers are paid their full wages (100%) during the term of maternity leave, i.e., 70 days to maximum 90 days. Maternity leave is paid by the employer.

Sources:§45 of Labour Code (Act No.5 of 1995, as amended up to Law No. 15 of 2008)

More about parental leave:

No provision could be located in law regarding parental leave.