The Labour Proclamation provides for the paid sick leave. The maximum duration of the period of sick leave is 06 months in a calendar year. A new law, i.e., Social Health Insurance Proclamation has been passed in 2010 to provide medical benefits.
There are no provisions in the law to support parental leave for parents with young children after exhaustion of the maternity leave, nor for provisions to support the work-life balance for workers with family responsibilities.
Ethiopian labour Law prohibits hiring fixed term contract workers for tasks of permanent nature. Both you and your employer can end a contract, after notice is given. You could be entitled to severance pay after your contract is terminated.
The law provides for both a full and an early pension, survivor benefits and invalidity benefits. For a full pension, you (man or women) must be 60 years of age with at least 120 months, but for an early retirement there are different rulings.
All persons are equal before the law. The law prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, nation, nationality, other social origin, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, property, birth or other status and/or disability