Under Section 6 of RA 8972, the employer must provide for a flexible working schedule for solo parents: But the flexible work schedule should not affect individual and company productivity: Provided, further, That any employer may request exemption from the above requirements from the DOLE on meritorious grounds.What about the issue of work discrimination, in terms of job assignments or promotion? 8972 states that “in addition to leave privileges under existing laws, parental leave of not more than seven (7) working days every year shall be granted to any solo parent employee who has rendered service of at least one (1) year.” Please take note of the phrase “in addition to leave privileges under existing laws.” Section 18.Section 7 of RA 8972 provides that employers must not discriminate against solo parents with respect to terms and conditions of their employment. Parental Leave – In addition to leave privileges under existing laws, parental leave of not more than seven (7) working days every year shall be granted to any solo parent employee who has rendered service of at least one (1) year.
If nothing comes out of the conciliation, the PACU will endorse your complaint to the National Labor Relations Commission. Solo parents shall be given allocation in housing projects and shall be provided with liberal terms of payment on said government low-cost housing projects in accordance with housing law provisions prioritizing applicants below the poverty line as declared by the NEDA. The DOH shall develop a comprehensive health care program for solo parents and their children.
(1) Scholarship programs for qualified solo parents and their children in institutions of basic, tertiary and technical/skills education; and (2) Nonformal education programs appropriate for solo parents and their children. The program shall be implemented by the DOH through their retained hospitals and medical centers and the local government units (LGUs) through their provincial/district/city/municipal hospitals and rural health units (RHUs). You can communicate with the DSWD office of your town or city as to the requirements.
Ten percent discount from all purchases of clothing and clothing materials for the child from birth up to two years; 2.
Fifteen discount from all purchases of baby’s milk, food and food supplements; 3.
If you are a solo parent working for a company that refuses to grant the solo parent leave by claiming that Section 21 of the IRR applies, then you should seek the help of the Public Assistance and Complaints Unit of the DOLE.