The President of Kenya assented to the Employment (Modification) Act, 2021 (the Modification Act) on 30 March 2021. The Modification Act comes into power on 15 April 2021, incorporating a provision on pre-adoptive go away.
Part 29A of the Employment Act, 2007 now offers that, the place an worker adopts a toddler, the worker shall be entitled to 1 month’s pre-adoptive go away with full pay from the date of the location of the kid.
The worker is obligated to provide the employer a discover of not less than 14 days of the intention of the adoption society to position the kid within the custody of the worker. The discover shall be accompanied by documentation evidencing the intention of the adoption society to position the kid within the custody of the worker and written authority by the adoption society permitting the worker to undertake.
It is a welcome change for potential mother and father to adopted youngsters.
A replica of the Modification Act could be accessed here.