On the occasion of International Working Women's Day we presented the provisions in labor legislation related to “Equality Principle” and “Protective Provisions” in our first article. Further we want to specify some arrangements for working mothers included in Labor Law, and Regulations.
WORK DURING MATERNITY NURSING LEAVE
- Women cannot be employed in work for eight weeks prior and eight weeks after the childbirth. In cases of multiple pregnancies, two weeks are added to the eight-week period prior to the birth. If the expectant mother stops working three weeks before the delivery, and obtains doctor’s approval, the leave period she worked will be added to her leave period after the birth.
- Female employee may also take an unpaid leave of up to six months after the expiry of the sixteen weeks, or in the case multiple pregnancies, after the expiry of the eighteen weeks.
- The female employee shall be granted paid leave for periodic examinations during her pregnancy.
Depend on the medical report; the pregnant women may be assigned to lighter duties without any reduction in her wage.