Guidelines for Employers on Maternity Protection at Work

Better Work Indonesia, 2014

31 pp. 1.1 MB
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For working women, pregnancy and maternity are vulnerable times. Maternity leave and breastfeeding breaks while at work are protected under national and international law in most countries. Special protection is required in the workplace for expectant and nursing mothers to prevent harm to their health or to health of their children, and they need adequate time to give birth, recover and nurse their children. They also need social protection to ensure job security that prevents dismissal based on pregnancy or maternity leave. Through this guideline, “Better Work Indonesia” provides practical guidance and advice to employers on pregnant worker-related issues in the workplace.

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