Sunday, May 10, 2015

Adoptive Leave now proposed

Did you know that the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2015 sponsored by Senator Martha Wangari proposes to introduce Adoptive Leave.

This is leave granted once an individual or a couple adopt a child in accordance with the Children's Act. The period leave will range from 1 to 3 months depending on the age of the adopted child. Interestingly the leave can be granted to a man or woman meaning if a man adopts a child, then he will be entitled to adoptive leave if the Bill is enacted into law.

If a couple is adopting, the wife will go for the prescribed 1 - 3 months leave while the husband will be entitled to two weeks adoptive leave.

In my view this is a quite innovative bill. It highlights the way in which the Constitution has introduced a new dynamic to Employment and Labour Relations laws.

It remains to be seen whether it will be passed into law.

You can access the bill through the following link:- http://kenyalaw.org/kl/fileadmin/pdfdownloads/bills/2015/Employment_Amendment_Bill2015.pdf
Have a wonderful week.

1 comment:

roy kamenju said...

Such a welcome proposal. Should sail through unopposed.