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Family Responsibilities

Paternity Leave

No specific paternity leave entitlements are found in the labour code. However, special leave entitlements as identified under section 14B may be used. Employees may request for up to 12 calendar days special leave for personal reasons that affect their immediate family (death of a spouse, parent, child, legal dependent or on any other justifiable compassionate ground).

Source: §14(B) of the Labour Act 1985

Parental Leave

No specific leave entitlements found in the law on parental leave.

Flexible Work Option for Parents / Work-Life Balance

No provisions could be located in the law supporting work-life balance for parents or workers with family responsibilities.

Regulations on Family Responsibilities

  • Labour Act, 2005
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