Paid Time Off (PTO)
Employees are entitled to 19 days paid annual leave, which increases to 22 days after five years of service and then 28 days after 10 years. Vacation Time in Sierra Leone:
- 1-5 years of service: 19 days per annum
- 6-9 years of service: 22 days per annum
- 10 years and more: 28 days per annum
There are 10 public holidays.
Entitlement to sick leave is generally governed by collective agreement or the employment contract.
Employees generally receive at least five paid sick leave days annually.
Female employees are entitled to 12 weeks of paid maternity leave.
The employer pays the leave unless otherwise agreed in a collective agreement.
There is no paternity leave in Sierra Leone.