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Latest items for GIC-LAW-2

May 25, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: GIC-LAW-1, GIC-LAW-2

"Iran is considering legislation that would encourage businesses to prioritize the hiring of men with children" (p 7)
Feb. 10, 2017, 5:18 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

"Parents are entitled to share 480 days of parental leave when a child is born or adopted…A single parent is entitled to the full 480 days" (2).
Jan. 26, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

"Major restrictions on access to contraception were put in place, and penalties for performing illegal abortions were increased. Family planning services provided by the Iraqi Family Planning Association and the private sector were reserved exclusively for medical reasons (United Nations 1987; Efrati 1999). Only in the aftermath of the 1990–1991 Gulf War did the regime finally issue a decree allowing the provision of family planning services to all women" (2).
Jan. 4, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1, GIC-LAW-2

“Pregnant women or women who have recently given birth may not be required to work overtime without their consent” (52).
Jan. 3, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2, GIC-LAW-2

“The law bars lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex couples and single women from receiving medically assisted reproductive health care from government-funded health-care providers” (13).
Dec. 30, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: GIC-LAW-1, GIC-LAW-2

"Section 47 [of Ireland’s Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005]. (5) Subject to this Chapter, maternity benefit [government financial support] shall be payable to (a) a woman . . .(c) a man . . .(I) [only] where the mother dies . . . (II) . . . [within 40 weeks after giving birth] . . ." (para 2)
Nov. 30, 2016, 8:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

"A woman’s employment contract cannot be terminated by reason of absence when she is on maternity leave, and her pay cannot be reduced" (12). "For each living dependent child she has, a woman is credited with one additional year’s service; If a woman with three living children resigns from her employment without being entitled to a pension, she is paid a 10 per cent bonus...For each child that is born to her, a woman’s retirement age is reduced by one year" (12).
Nov. 17, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: GIC-LAW-2, GIC-LAW-3

"Women are paid the following benefits from the State budget fund: maternity benefits to women employed in budget organizations, which in 2013 amounted to 168.8 billion sum; a lump sum maternity grant, which in 2013 amounted to 71.9 billion sum; monthly child care benefits paid until the child reaches two years of age, which in 2013 amounted to 679.2 billion sum" (38). "Mothers who have children disabled since birth and who raised those children to the age of eight have a right to begin receiving a pension five years before the standard retirement age (which is 55), and women who have at least 20 years on the job have a ...more
Aug. 29, 2016, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

It is not prohibited for prospective employers to ask about family status nor is the dismissal of pregnant mothers prohibited. However, mothers are guaranteed their position, or an equivalent position, when they return from maternity leave and nursing mothers are entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace (247).
Aug. 29, 2016, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

It is not prohibited for prospective employers to ask about family status nor are nursing mothers entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace. As well, mothers are not guaranteed their position, or an equivalent position, when they return from maternity leave. However, the dismissal of pregnant mothers is prohibited (245).
Aug. 29, 2016, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

It is not prohibited for prospective employers to ask about family status nor is the dismissal of pregnant mothers prohibited. As well, mothers are not guaranteed their position, or an equivalent position, when they return from maternity leave. However, nursing mothers are entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace (245).
Aug. 29, 2016, 10:23 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

It is not prohibited for prospective employers to ask about family status in West Bank and Gaza. As well, mothers are not guaranteed their position, or an equivalent position, when they return from maternity leave. However, the dismissal of pregnant mothers is prohibited and nursing mothers are entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace (243).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

Though it is not prohibited for prospective employers to ask about family status, mothers are guaranteed their position, or an equivalent position, when they return from maternity leave and the dismissal of pregnant mothers is prohibited. As well, nursing mothers are entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace (243).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

Though it is not prohibited for prospective employers to ask about family status, mothers are guaranteed their position, or an equivalent position, when they return from maternity leave and the dismissal of pregnant mothers is prohibited. As well, nursing mothers are entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace (241).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

Though it is not prohibited for prospective employers to ask about family status, mothers are guaranteed their position, or an equivalent position, when they return from maternity leave and the dismissal of pregnant mothers is prohibited. As well, nursing mothers are entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace (241).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:14 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

It is not prohibited for prospective employers to ask about family status. However, the dismissal of pregnant mothers is prohibited and nursing mothers are entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace (239).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

It is not prohibited for prospective employers to ask about family status. As well, mothers are not guaranteed their position, or an equivalent position, when they return from maternity leave. However, the dismissal of pregnant mothers is prohibited and nursing mothers are entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace (239).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

Though it is not prohibited for prospective employers to ask about family status, mothers are guaranteed their position, or an equivalent position, when they return from maternity leave and the dismissal of pregnant mothers is prohibited. As well, nursing mothers are entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace (235).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

It is not prohibited for prospective employers to ask about family status. As well, nursing mothers are not entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace. However, the dismissal of pregnant mothers is prohibited and mothers are guaranteed their position, or an equivalent position, when they return from maternity leave (237).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:05 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

It is not prohibited for prospective employers to ask about family status nor are nursing mothers entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace. However, the dismissal of pregnant mothers is prohibited and mothers are guaranteed their position, or an equivalent position, when they return from maternity leave (235).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

It is not prohibited for prospective employers to ask about family status nor is the dismissal of pregnant mothers prohibited. As well, mothers are not guaranteed their position, or an equivalent position, when they return from maternity leave. However, nursing mothers are entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace (237).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

It is not prohibited for prospective employers to ask about family status. As well, mothers are not guaranteed their position, or an equivalent position, when they return from maternity leave. However, the dismissal of pregnant mothers is prohibited and nursing mothers are entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace (233).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:42 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

It is not prohibited for prospective employers to ask about family status. As well, mothers are not guaranteed their position, or an equivalent position, when they return from maternity leave. However, the dismissal of pregnant mothers is prohibited and nursing mothers are entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace (233).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

It is not prohibited for prospective employers to ask about family status nor is the dismissal of pregnant mothers prohibited. As well, nursing mothers are not entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace. However, mothers are guaranteed their position, or an equivalent position, when they return from maternity leave (231).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:38 a.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

Though it is not prohibited for prospective employers to ask about family status, mothers are guaranteed their position, or an equivalent position, when they return from maternity leave and the dismissal of pregnant mothers is prohibited. As well, nursing mothers are entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace (229).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

It is not prohibited for prospective employers to ask about family status, mothers are not guaranteed their position, or an equivalent position, when they return from maternity leave, nor are nursing mothers entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace. However, the dismissal of pregnant mothers is prohibited (227).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

Though it is not prohibited for prospective employers to ask about family status, mothers are guaranteed their position, or an equivalent position, when they return from maternity leave and the dismissal of pregnant mothers is prohibited. As well, nursing mothers are entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace (227).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

Though it is not prohibited for prospective employers to ask about family status, mothers are guaranteed their position, or an equivalent position, when they return from maternity leave and the dismissal of pregnant mothers is prohibited. As well, nursing mothers are entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace (225).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

It is not prohibited for prospective employers to ask about family status. As well, mothers are not guaranteed their position, or an equivalent position, when they return from maternity leave. However, the dismissal of pregnant mothers is prohibited and nursing mothers are entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace (225).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

It is not prohibited for prospective employers to ask about family status, the dismissal of pregnant mothers is not prohibited, nor are mothers guaranteed their position, or an equivalent position, when they return from maternity leave. However, nursing mothers are entitled to nursing breaks in the workplace (223).