maternity leave

Maternity Leave in terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act

Section 25 of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act sets out the guidelines regarding maternity leave. A pregnant employee may commence maternity leave at any time from four weeks before the expected date of birth unless otherwise agreed or at any time a medical practitioner deems fit for health reasons of either the mother or [...]

2022-03-03T13:33:04+02:00March 3rd, 2022|General|Comments Off on Maternity Leave in terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act

Only female employees can take maternity leave… right?

In MIA v State Information Technology Agency (Pty) Ltd (D312/2012) (2015) ZALCD 20 the applicant, who was in a same-sex civil union, applied for maternity leave as per the employer’s leave policy.  The applicant and his partner had entered into a surrogacy agreement and were awaiting their child.   The application for maternity leave was [...]

2020-01-17T11:18:03+02:00January 17th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Only female employees can take maternity leave… right?
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