THE MATERNITY PROTECTION IN THE ALGERIAN LEGISLATION ACCORDING TO THE INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS AND WITH THE DEVELOPMENT IN THE SPREAD OF THE CORONA EPIDEMIC (COVID 19)
The study sheds light on the various legal texts that guarantee the working woman protection from the risk of childbirth and the analysis of these texts, starting with the constitutional texts, the Labor Relations Law and the Social Security Law, since the latter guarantees the working woman the right to a paid maternity leave under certain conditions, procedures and guarantees that would ensure stability for the woman at both the professional and family levels. The issue of maternity protection is also considered as a basic legal axis in international labor agreements and comparative legislation. The study highlights the position of the Algerian legislator on these international standards and comparative laws, especially since Algeria is working hard to structure and ameliorate this protection. It is known that recently, the Algerian legislator renewed the interest in the sensitive situation of the pregnant woman by taking preventive measures towards her in light of the spread of the Corona epidemic (Covid 19) by deciding to give her the right to an exceptional paid holiday in accordance with the executive decree 20-69, related to the measures to prevent the spread of the Corona epidemic (Covid 19).
Keywords: Maternity Protection, International Standards, Covid 19, Exceptional Holiday, In-Kind Payments, Cash Payments.