After a year of employment, employees are entitled to two working days off every month. Employees who have worked for the company for 20 years are entitled to an additional two days of vacation every year. After 25 years of service, they are entitled to an additional four days of vacation, and after 30 years of service, they are entitled to an additional six days of vacation. Employees can select when they want to go on vacation, but they must take 14 days in a row.
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With less than a year of employment, employees are entitled to one month of sick leave. After one year of service, those with TB, mental disorders, AIDS, cancer, central nervous system ailments, and leprosy are entitled to six months of fully compensated leave.Employees' contracts are protected while they are sick, but if they are found unfit for work after their sick leave ends, they may be fired.
Female employees are entitled to 14 weeks of paid leave, six weeks of which must be taken prior to the due date. The employer and social security share the costs evenly.During pregnancy and maternity leave, female employees are safeguarded, and they are not permitted to work in hazardous conditions.
Paternity leave normally lasts three days and is compensated.
Other than the already mentioned terms for maternity and paternity leaves, there are no other provisions in the Benin law regarding parental leave.