Learn about types of leave in

Ghana

Get to know the local legislation around types of leave.

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Paid time off

After serving for at least 12 months in Ghana, the minimum annual leave is 15 working days.

Public holidays

Ghana recognizes 13 public holidays.

Sick days

Except that sick leave must be approved by a doctor and is not included in the paid leave entitlement, there are no specific labor rules on sick pay.

Maternity leave

Maternity leave is 12 weeks long, though it can be extended in certain circumstances. A mother is entitled to one hour during the workday after returning from maternity leave to feed her child before the child hits the age of one year.

Paternity leave

There are no provisions in the Ghana law regarding paternity leave.

Parental leave

There are no provisions in the Ghana law regarding parental leave.

Other leave

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