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Sick Leave as per the laws of the UAE | Medicline

According to the Labour Law of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), employees in the private sector are entitled to various types of leaves, including sick leave.

How many sick days can you take?

Specifically, an employee is entitled to a sick leave or medical leave entitlement of not more than 90 days per year, but only after the completion of the probationary period. During the first 15 days of sick leave, the employee’s salary is fully paid, while the remaining duration is subject to certain conditions. It’s important to note that an employee cannot be terminated during this period of sick leave. Additionally, it is mandatory for employees to inform their employers within a maximum of three days after taking sick leave. This information aligns with Article 31 of the UAE Labour Law.

Sick Leave and Pregancy in UAE

According to the Labour Law of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), female employees are entitled to specific provisions for maternity and sick leave. Eligible employees are granted 45 days of paid maternity leave, with an additional 15 days at half pay, totaling 60 days of maternity leave. If the newborn is sick or suffers from a disability, the female worker may take an additional fully-paid leave of 30 days. After the paid maternity leave period, employees can take up to 100 days of unpaid leave due to a medical condition related to pregnancy or delivery. As for general sick leave, it is not more than 90 days per year, subject to certain conditions.

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