Review of Legislation and Government Policies Analysis Report
Report No: SHRC/RLGPR/No.3/2021
Title: Suspension of the thirteenth-month pay under the Employment Act for the years 2020 and 2021
Report Issued: 03rd December 2021
Responsible Body: The Government of Seychelles (Ministry of Employment)
The Issues covered by the Report
Whether the Government’s decision to suspend the thirteenth month pay for the years 2020 and 2021 is permissible under both domestic and international human rights law.
Attached is a Review of Legislation and Government Policies Report made by the Seychelles Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”) as per its mandate under the Seychelles Human Rights Commission Act, 2018, in relation to the issues mentioned above. The Report is based on the national and international human rights standards of Seychelles.
The findings and recommendations of the Commission can be found in paragraphs 5.1 and 5.3 of the Report.
The Responsible Bodies named in this Report have the statutory duty to respond to this Report within the period stipulated, which is no longer than 60 days from the date of issue of the Report and are invited to enter into discussions with the Commission prior to providing its response, should it wish to.