Special Leave for Women

The special leave for women is given to covered female employees who have undergone surgery due to gynecological disorder. The benefit consists of two (2) months of leave credits with full pay. The employee is required to submit a medical certificate verifying her surgery.

1. Concept

Female employees who have undergone surgery due to gynecological disorders, are provided with a special leave to give them to recover.

2. The benefit

A woman employee having rendered continuous aggregate employment service of at least six (6) months for the last twelve (12) months shall be entitled to a special leave benefit of two (2) months with full pay based on her gross monthly compensation following surgery caused by gynecological disorders. (Section 18, R.A. 9710, The Magna Carta of Women)

3. The Computation

The leave credit is equal to the monthly basic salary, including mandatory and/or integrated allowances. The pay shall not be less than the minimum wage.

4. Usage

The benefit is designed to grant a female employee leave credits after she has undergone surgery due to a gynecological disorder.

5. Conditions for entitlement

The following are the conditions for entitlement:

1) She has rendered at least six (6) months continuous aggregate employment service for the last twelve (12) months prior to surgery;

2) She has filed an application for special leave with her employer within a reasonable period of time from the expected date of surgery or within suc...

 



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