Working Fathers in Zambia

Does the law require paternity leave for new fathers? No
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

More about paternity leave:

The Draft Constitution of Zambia support availability of adequate paternity leave in recognition of the nurturing role of both parents. However, this provision has yet not been translated into a law. The Tripartite Consultative Labour Council (TCLC), a representative body of workers, employers and the government, has recommended for an unpaid paternity leave of up to 7 days.


Bill of rights is not part of the 2015 amendment Bill and will be subject to a referendum during the 2016 general election.


Source: §60(3) of the Draft Constitution of the Republic of Zambia, 2014

More about parental leave:

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