Paid Time Off (PTO)
Employees are entitled to a paid time off:
- Upon completion of 1 year, every employee earns 22 days of paid annual leave
- 2 days, 4 days, and 6 days get added once an employee completes 20, 25, and 30 years of service respectively.
Annual leave entitlement increases progressively after twenty years of service.
There are 13 public holidays.
Employees in Burkina Faso are entitled to paid sick leave, the length of which depends on their years of service.
An employer cannot end the contract of an employee in case of absence from work due to illness for up to 1 year.
All employees are also entitled to receive a part of their income during their period of illness.
Female employee can avail 14 months of paid maternity leave.
They become eligible anytime after completing 3 months of service. In case of any complication during delivery, they can extend leave by 3 weeks.
Male employees at Burkina Faso are eligible to take up to 3 days of paid paternity leave.