I'm really not sure how this would work in Singapore. I feel that maids currently do not have sufficient basic human rights provided for them in Singapore - the lack of regulation in regards to work hours, pay, roles and responsibilities, living quarters etc. These basic employment issues afforded to many others in Singapore are lacking for many low income earners. Realistically how can Singapore even consider maternity leave before it even deals with basic employment conditions?
Furthermore, how does the implementation of maternity leave stop people from circumventing this process by cancelling their maids work permit and sending them back home upon discovering the pregancy?