Madagascar - The Labor Code (Law No. 2003-44 of 28 July 2004)

  • Country: Madagascar
  • Law status: Discriminatory law in force
  • Law Type: Employment

Article 85 of Madagascar’s Labor Code (Law No. 2003-44 of 28 July 2004) forbids the employment of women in night work except in family establishments.

Article 85.  . . . Women, regardless of age, shall not be employed at nightin any industrial establishment of any kind, public or private, secular or religious, nor in any annex of one of these establishments even if these establishments are of a professional or charitable character, except for establishments where the only ones employed therein are members of one same family.


Article 6 of the Constitution of Madagascar: All individuals are equal under the law, and enjoy the same fundamental liberties protected by law without discrimination based on sex, education, wealth, origin, religious belief or opinion.

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