Working Mothers in Honduras

Does the Law have provisions on maternity leave? Yes
What is the duration of maternity leave? 12.0 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? Breastfeeding breaks are provided for the first 6 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:

Labour Code provides 10 weeks/70 days of paid maternity leave, provided that a worker presents a medical certificate to the employer indicating the pregnancy, expected date of delivery and the date of commencement of maternity leave.It includes 4 weeks before and 6 weeks after confinement. However, female employees are entitled to a maximum of 84 days (42 days before, 42 days after delivery) of maternity leave under Art.68 of General Regulation of the Social Security Act. The compulsory leave is 10 weeks.

A woman worker is entitled to take up to three months paid leave for illness resulting from pregnancy or birth. The worker has to present a medical certificate. In case, a pregnant worker continues to be incapacitated to perform work after three months from the delivery and arising from an illness due to the pregnancy or confinement, she is entitled to enjoy unpaid leave till her recovery.

Source: §135-138 of the Labour Code 1959

Labour Code provides for fully paid maternity leave. Social Security covers two-third of the benefit and employer covers the remaining one-third.

Source: §67 of the General Regulation of the Social Security Act

More about parental leave:

There is no provision in the law on paid or unpaid parental leave.