Can anyone tell me whether it's working days or calendar days? If it is supposd to be working days, how can I argue the point?
As per the Labour Laws that Ionysis posted, it states the following.
A working woman is entitled to maternity leave with full pay for a period of forty five days including the time before and after delivery, provided that her continuous period of service with the employer should not be less than a year, but if a working woman has not completed the said period, the maternity leave shall be with half pay.
A working woman, on the expiry of the maternity leave, may discontinue work without pay for a maximum period of one hundred consecutive or intermittent days if such absence is due to illness which does not enable her to resume work. Such illness shall be evidenced by a medical certificate issued by a medical authority attested by the competent health authority or endorsed by such authorities to the effect that the illness resulted from pregnancy or delivery.
Leave provided for in the preceding two paragraphs shall not be computed as part of other leaves.