MPs voted unanimously a bill that aims to extend the deadline for prohibition of dismissal of young mothers on their return to the company. The measure must also be extended to fathers.
The National Assembly on Thursday voted unanimously and the first reading a bill radicals left to carry four to ten weeks the period during which it is prohibited to dismiss returning from maternity leave to mothers. The text also provides for the extension of this protective measure to fathers. Through the voice of the Secretary of State for Local Government Estelle Grelier, in the absence of the Minister of Labour, the government expressed its “full support” to the text “in the service of equality between women and men”.
Today, the Labour Code stipulates that “no employer may terminate the employment contract of an employee where she has been medically certified as pregnant, and during all periods suspension of the employment contract which it is entitled under the maternity leave, she wears or not this law, and during the four weeks following the expiry of these periods. ”
But the eyes of the radical left, “this four-week seems too short given the employee vulnerability situation when it faces both the resumption of work and the arrival of a child in the home. ” Especially that despite protective provisions of the Labour Code, “the end of maternity leave often means a break point in women’s careers,” mothers sometimes being subject to discrimination when they return to work, “dismissal, pressure to get them to resign, brakes for possible internal promotion, etc.,” says Dominique Orliac in its report. Yet if one believes a study by Cadreo, a woman working part two during her maternity leave. “During maternity leave, they are very likely to stay connected via their smartphones and computers to maintain links with their employees and customers,” explained the Le Figaro David Beaurepaire, Responsible Development & amp; RegionsJob strategy.
On the right they approved the extension to ten weeks, especially since “the birth should be encouraged in our country,” Republicans have criticized the extension to the father, ” additional hardship “for the employer. UDI hailed an “excellent” measure and its expected recovery in the draft Labour Law.
Several other European States give better protection, such as Italy (until the twelfth month of the child), Spain (until the ninth month) or the Netherlands (up to six months), recall the speakers left. The ten weeks provided for in the bill, recognized from the effective return to work (with the potential outcome paid leave taken immediately after maternity leave) represent, according to the text, “a reasonable period of protection for women to reintegrate fully into their jobs. “