June 12, 2024

Motherhood in Colombia

Lexir
Jimena Nieto
Labor and employment attorney Jimena Nieto published an article in Lexir about maternity protection in Colombia following the approval of Convention 183 of the International Labor Organization (ILO) by the Congress of the Republic. She highlights that Colombian legislation exceeds the minimum of the Convention, granting 18 weeks of maternity leave, guaranteeing economic benefits and protecting pregnant or breastfeeding workers against dismissal. The article also emphasizes the need for public policies to formalize employment and expand the coverage of these protections.

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