maternity leave

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1286

Definition

Maternity leave is the leave from work to which a woman is entitled for a continuous period before and after giving birth. In principle, it is a non-transferable right, unless a possibility to transfer maternity rights to the father or to another family member under specific circumstances is provided in the national law.

Source(s)

(1) European Commission (1998). 100 Words for Equality: A Glossary of Terms on Equality between Women and Men; (2) International Labour Organization – ILO (2007). ABC of Women Workers’ Rights and Gender Equality. Available at: http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---dgreports/---gender/documents...

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