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Three types of employees are entitled to maternity leave. Know who they are, so you can manage it effectively

by , 11 November 2014
Maternity leave has been around for a long time.

While this is the case, employers still struggle when dealing with it. For example, they're not sure who exactly is entitled to maternity leave and they end up failing to manage this type of leave correctly.

The good news is, we're here to clear things up for you.

Keep reading to discover the three types of employees who are entitled to maternity leave so you can manage it effectively.



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The following three types of employees are entitled to maternity leave

 
The Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service outlines the three types of employees who are entitled to maternity leave:
 
1. Any female employee who's pregnant, regardless of her length of service is entitled to maternity leave.
 
2. Any employee who adopts a child under the age of two is entitled to adoption leave and adoption benefits of four months from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF).
 
3. According to Section 25(4) of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), if your employee has a miscarriage in her third trimester of pregnancy, or bears a stillborn child, she's entitled to six weeks maternity leave after the miscarriage or stillbirth. This is regardless of whether or not she's started her maternity leave at the time of the miscarriage or stillbirth.
 

So when should your employee start her maternity leave?

 
Maternity leave can start at any time from four weeks before the expected date of birth, unless otherwise agreed. Or on a date from which a medical practitioner or midwife certifies it's necessary for her health or that of her unborn child.
 
Keep in mind that maternity leave's unpaid. You have to grant four months, but you don't have to pay your employee for this time off.

Now that you know who's entitled to maternity leave, manage it effectively.
 
PS: For more information on maternity leave, check out Your Maternity Leave Solution.


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