It is prohibited to fire an employee on maternity/paternity leave
This prohibition is absolute and one can not apply for a dismissal permit from the Ministry of Economy
An employer who fires an employee may expect financial sanctions
A complaint may be filed with the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor's Enforcement Unit against an employer who has fired an employee
- Section 9c(1) of the Womens' Employment Law establishes an absolute prohibition on the firing of an employee during maternity/paternity leave and a prohibition on giving notification of dismissal during this period.
- This prohibition is absolute and the employer can not apply for a dismissal permit from the Ministry of Economy during this period.
Who is Eligible?
- Employees on maternity/paternity leave.
How to Claim It?
- The right should be granted automatically.
- A complaint may be filed with the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor's Enforcement Unit against an employer who has fired an employee. A complaint may also be submitted to the Employment of Women Law Ombudsman.
- An employer who fires an employee may expect financial sanctions.
- Click here for a comprehensive listing of organizations that provide assistance for issues related to employment and workers' rights, specifically those listed under "ארגוני סיוע לנשים".
|Government Agency||Areas of Responsibility||Topics|
|The Employment of Women Law Ombudsman||Responsible for issuing permits according to the Employment of Women Law||Equal employment opportunities, Working women|
|Equal Employment Opportunity Ombudsman||The ombudsman is responsible for enforcing all regulations related to equality at work and treatment of cases where prohibited discrimination occurred.||Equal employment opportunities, Working women|
|The Authority for the Advancement of the Status of Women||Proper representation of women in public bodies, senior positions and positions of influence.||Equal employment opportunities, Working women|
|The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor||The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor is responsible for all areas related to employment.||All workers' rights relevant to the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor.|
|The National Insurance Institute||The institution responsible for the payment of pensions and benefits to which the working public are entitled.||Health-Related Employee Rights, Working women, Termination of employment|
|Income Tax||Responsible for collecting taxable income from workers.||Workers' wages and components|
|The Legal Aid Division - Ministry of Justice||Providing advice and legal assistance at no cost for people with low income.||Workers' rights, Discrimination at work, Sexual harassment at work|