Amendment to introduce menstrual leave submitted

Fonadhoo MP Moosa Siraj. (Photo/People's Majlis)

An amendment to the Employment Act for menstrual leaves to be provided to female employees has been proposed.

The proposed amendment will entitle women to a day of menstrual leave every month in addition to the medical leaves.

MP for Fonadhoo Moosa Siraj proposed the amendment. No documents are required to apply for the leave under the amendment.

MP Siraj said that the purpose of the amendment was to recognize the hardships faced by women. The policy would also alleviate burdens from working women in the Maldives and would be a further encouragement.