Paid Time Off (PTO)
Employees receive two days of paid annual leave a month after a year of service. Those younger than 18 years old receive two and a half days of leave per month.
Annual leave can increase depending on the age of the employee, their length of service with a company, and an employee’s family situation.
There are 11 public holidays.
Employees in Gabon are entitled to up to six months of paid sick leave which is covered by the employer. After six months of illness, social security covers the sick leave pay
Female employees receive 14 weeks of fully paid maternity leave where six weeks are to be taken before the birth. This can be extended by three weeks in the event of a pregnancy related illness and two weeks in the event of multiple births.
Male employees receive no statutory paternity leave, but emergency family leave can be used.