Paid Maternity Leave ( Article 24 )

March 19, 20150

A pregnant working woman shall be entitles to a paid maternity leave of 70 days, not include in her other leaves, provided that she gives birth within this period.

After the end of the maternity leave, the employer may give the working woman at her request, an unpaid leave for a period not exceeding four months to take care of baby.

The employer may not terminate the services of a working woman while she is on such leave or during her absence from work because of a sickness that is proved by a medical certificate that states that the sickness resulted from pregnancy or giving birth.

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