Is the social protection system for private sector workers in the Occupied Palestinian Territory fit for purpose?

Key insights from a recent evaluation show gaps with existing employer liability schemes

The Study “Evaluation of Social Protection in OPT: End-of-service Indemnity, Paid Sick Leave, Insurance Against Employment Injury, and Paid Maternity Leave” explored the efficacy and accessibility of current employer liability provisions, under the current labour law, including end-of-service indemnity; employment injury; paid maternity leave; and paid sick leave. The assessment covered the extent of existing legal protections; effectiveness of access to labour protections; extent of awareness among workers regarding provisions of social security; and reform and areas of improvement with respect to social security law.