It was signed into law by President Duterte on February 20, 2019, known as Republic Act (RA) 11210 or the '105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave
Law,' which aims to protect and promote the rights and welfare of working women consistent with local and international legal instruments.
Ali claimed unlawful direct sex discrimination in his failure to be paid equally to a woman on maternity leave
by his employers.
" Prior to this law, the maternity leave
benefit in the Philippines was limited to 60 days for normal deliveries and 78 days for caesarian section deliveries, which is a far cry from what developed countries provide, like Finland's 1,127 days (161 weeks), Japan's 406 days (58 weeks), or Canada's 364 days (52 weeks).
In 2016, the Department of Defense (DOD) established new policies that authorized 12 weeks of fully paid maternity leave
after pregnancy and childbirth for active-duty service members.
The law, signed by President Rodrigo Duterte earlier this year, requires all organizations, whether in public or private sector, to give mothers 105 days of paid maternity leave
. The expanded benefits apply to every case of pregnancy, with employers required to grant it to their female employees regardless of employment status, civil status, mode of delivery, and the child's legitimacy.
"This is also the culmination of our long engagement and campaign to provide mothers with longer maternity leave
," the group said in a statement.
He explained that the school only made two requests for relief teachers for staff on maternity leave
, adding that their request did not succeed given that they were submitted late.
'Hopefully business owners and employers will be able to adjust to the new law that will expand the maternity leave
of mothers,' Duterte told reporters.
(8) of 1980 mentions the following: "A female worker shall be entitled to maternity leave
with full pay for a period of 45 days, including the period preceding and the period following her confinement, on condition that she has been in her employer's service for a continuous period of not less than one year.
I am surprised that there are employers who still discriminate female employees on account of maternity leave
.We should all celebrate women for the important role they perform of bringing forth life into this world.
Meanwhile, a report from the Trades Union Congress (TUC) says most new mums in Europe are given decently-paid maternity leave
for considerably longer.
Ireland offers no decently-paid maternity leave