Working Mothers in Togo

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? No
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? -

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 14 weeks (98 days) of maternity leave to female workers, including 6 weeks of post natal leave. Maternity leave can be extended by 03 additional weeks in case of a complications and sickness resulting from pregnancy or childbirth; or in case of multiple pregnancies or for cases affecting the health of the child, duly certified by the medical physician.

Source: § 148 of the Labour Code 2006

The maternity leave is awarded with full pay. During the period of maternity leave, worker is entitled to the full wages she was receiving before confinement. 100% of the insured worker's average daily wage in the last three months is paid for up to eight weeks before and six weeks after the expected date of childbirth. The benefit is extendable to 17 weeks in the case of complications. The benefit is financed by the Social Security (50%) and the employer (50%).

Source: §148 of the Labour Code 2006

More about parental leave:

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