Working Mothers in Niger

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? 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 12 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 98 days (fourteen weeks) of maternity leave, including eight weeks of postnatal leave. The maternity leave can be extended by three (3) additional weeks in case of sickness, resulting from pregnancy or confinement, duly certified by the medical physician.

Maternity leave can also be shortened. An employer is authorized to ask female worker, with her consent, to rejoin in six weeks after confinement.

Source: §111 of the Labour Code 2012

Maternity leave is fully paid leave. Half of the wages are paid by employer and remainder is paid by Social Security Fund. However, if a worker has worked with an employer for 2 consecutive years, she is entitled to receive her full salary from her employer (and any payment received by the Social Security Fund is deducted).

Source: §112 of the Labour Code 2012; § 25 of the Inter-Professional Collective Agreement 1972

More about parental leave:

No provisions could be located in the law supporting paid or unpaid parental leave.