Maternity Leave – The Rights of Your Employees [South Africa]
Author: Monique Verduyn, Entrepreneur [South Africa], Published on: 25 October 2009
[T]he law protects women against unfair discrimination arising from any form of prejudice...[and] entitle[s] [employees] to four months unpaid maternity leave...[but] [c]ompanies in South Africa are not obliged by law to provide paid maternity leave...[There are] no paternity leave provisions in place, but workers who have been employed at a company for longer than four months may take three days’ paid family responsibility leave during each year of employment...[Steps to] [c]reating a maternity leave policy:  Draft the policy containing the terms of maternity leave... Circulate it among employees... Invite comment and submissions... Consider the submissions received... Implement the policy.