Business owners cry foul over maternity leave plan

Author: Isabella Mukumu, Business Daily [Kenya], Published on: 1 September 2009

Small [business] owners say the new labour law [in Kenya allowing fathers to take paternity leave and for mothers to take 90 days excluding annual leave] has led to prolonged absence from work...This has caused employees to be more biased towards men when it comes to recruitment of staff...[A] human resource consultant...encountered cases where he is required to...sign an agreement with the applicant on not getting pregnant for a certain duration of time after they join the company [which is denied by a lawyer at Kenya Human Rights Commission]

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