Maternity and Work

Maternity Leave

Female employees are entitled to at 90 days paid maternity leave on the birth of a child. The Arbitration Council has ruled that 90 days of maternity leave refers to 90 calendar days, including Sundays and holidays. There are no clear provisions in the law providing for an extension of maternity leave. Employment contract of a female worker is suspended during pregnancy, delivery and for absences due to any post-natal illness. The Labour Law implicitly provides extension in maternity leave in the event of post-natal illness.

Sources: §182 of the Labour Law, promulgated by Royal Order No. CS/RKM/0397/01 of 13 March 1997 (amended in 2007); Arbitration Council Awards (25/2008, 23/2008, 08/2007)

Income

Maternity leave is paid  by the employer to the workers with at least one year of service. Workers are entitled to half their wages, i.e., 50% wages during the maternity leave, along with other benefits (if any).

Sources: §183 of the Labour Law, promulgated by Royal Order No. CS/RKM/0397/01 of 13 March 1997 (amended in 2007)

Free Medical Care

No statutory pregnancy related medical benefits are identified.

Regulations on Maternity and Work

  • Labour Code, 1997
  • Constitution of the Kingdom of Cambodia, 2012
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