Law Concerning Maternity Leave In Ghana

By | December 15, 2015

Maternity Leave In Ghana

The labour laws of Ghana provide for 12 weeks of maternity leave, in addition to a person’s annual leave. There is no provision for when maternity leave starts and ends. In practice, most women wait for as long as possible in order that they have the bulk of the leave outstanding when they have the child. For example, many women wait until the second week or the week before birth before they go on maternity leave. This will leave about 10 or 11 weeks of maternity leave, plus the 4 weeks of annual leave, which is good for the sake of breastfeeding. In addition to the paid maternity and annual leave, discussed already, there is a further 2 weeks of maternity leave, if a woman has a multiple birth.