KYR Africa Employment Issues published: 2 weeks ago 0

QUESTION OF THE DAY What has been your experience of Parental leave? Please do share your good, bad and or ugly experiences. KENYAN LAW According to section 29 of the Constitution of Kenya, female workers are entitled to fully paid three months’ maternity leave. Additionally, maternity leave does not take away the employee s entitlement to annual leave under section 28. Section 5(3) (a) of the constitution protects female employees from harassment and discrimination by the employee on the basis of being pregnant. The law also entitles a male employee to a two weeks paternity leaves with full pay. While many employees in private and government institutions get maternity benefits from their employers, a huge percentage of women especially in the informal sector do not enjoy these benefits as required by the constitution. Lastly, as an employee, get information about your rights to maternity leave and your employer s policies regarding the same. #ParentalLeave

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