Job Protection

No Harmful Work

In accordance with the Employment and Labour Relations Act 2004, an employer may not permit or require a pregnant worker or a worker who is nursing her child to perform some work that is hazardous to her or child's health.

If a female worker is involved in hazardous work, her employer is required to offer suitable alternative employment, if practicable, on same terms and conditions on which she is already employed.

Source: § 33(5 & 9) of Employment and Labour Relations Act 2004

Protection from Dismissals

It is unfair for an employer to dismiss a female worker due to her pregnancy or any other reason connected with her pregnancy in all aspects of employment.

Source: §37(3b) of Employment and Labour Relations Act 2004

Right to Return to Same Position

According to the Employment and Labour Relations Act, a female worker has the right to return to same job/position and resume her employment on the same terms and conditions after availing her maternity leave.

Source: §33 of Employment and Labour Relations Act 2004

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