A court ruling in favour of a woman who was denied maternity leave sends a signal the government is serious about supporting women, say lawyers. Photo: Shutterstock A court ruling in favour of a woman who was denied maternity leave sends a signal the government is serious about supporting women, say lawyers. Photo: Shutterstock
A court ruling in favour of a woman who was denied maternity leave sends a signal the government is serious about supporting women, say lawyers. Photo: Shutterstock

Woman in China fired for taking maternity leave when pregnant wins landmark court case and compensation from ex-employer

  • The woman was fired for ‘absenteeism’ after taking three months of maternity leave, despite being legally allowed to take six.
  • National laws in China provide 98 days of maternity leave while also giving room for other regions to add days if they choose.

Topic |   China economy
A court ruling in favour of a woman who was denied maternity leave sends a signal the government is serious about supporting women, say lawyers. Photo: Shutterstock A court ruling in favour of a woman who was denied maternity leave sends a signal the government is serious about supporting women, say lawyers. Photo: Shutterstock
A court ruling in favour of a woman who was denied maternity leave sends a signal the government is serious about supporting women, say lawyers. Photo: Shutterstock
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