Working Mothers in Guinea

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? 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? No
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? Yes
Does the law provide for paid or unpaid parental leave? Unpaid
Who pays for parental leave? Employer
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 fourteen weeks of fully paid maternity leave. In the case of multiple births, maternity leave can be extended by two weeks. Six weeks leave has to be taken before the birth of the child while 08 weeks leave is taken after birth. When child is born before the expected date, the period of interruption of employment contract is extended up to the period of 14 weeks to which the worker is entitled. Prenatal and postnatal leave is extended each by 2 weeks (8 weeks and 10 weeks respectively) because of incapacity to work resulting from pregnancy and confinement. Post-natal illness must be medically certified by the doctor.

Sources: §153 (1-2) of the Labour Code of the Republic of Guinea 2014

Maternity leave is fully paid leave. Half of the wages are paid by employer and remainder is paid by Social Security Fund.

Sources: §153 (3) of the Labour Code of the Republic of Guinea 2014

More about parental leave:

Once maternity leave has exhausted, women workers may avail unpaid leave for up to 9 months to look after the newborn.

Sources: §153(4) of the Labour Code of the Republic of Guinea 2014