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  1. United Arab Emirates - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Sharjah Executive Council Order No. 9 of 2014 on Maternity Leave for non-Emirati working mothers and Paternity Leave. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-02-04 | Date of entry into force: 2014-02-04 | ARE-2014-R-99677

    Female employees shall be granted a maternity leave with total salary for 60 days, and may be awarded two weeks before the expected date of delivery based on a medical report from a certified specialist doctor.

    Female employees shall be given a period for breastfeeding, two hours a day for six months and one hour a day for the next six months, for one year after maternity leave, at the beginning or end of working hours.

    Maternity leave and annual leave or leave without pay up to a maximum of 100 days may be combined from the start of maternity leave.

    A three-paid day paternity leave shall be given to male employee within a month of the date of childbirth.

  2. United Arab Emirates - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Law, Act

    Ratification of the ILO Discrimination (Employment and Occupation)Convention (No. 111) and on the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention (No. 182).

    Adoption: 2001-05-29 | Date of entry into force: 2001-05-29 | ARE-2001-L-60219

    The texts of both conventions are appended in Arabic.

  3. United Arab Emirates - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Decree No. 6/1 of 1981 [concerning prohibited work for women].

    Adoption: 1981 | ARE-1981-R-57576

    Provides a list of occupations in which women shall not be employed.

  4. United Arab Emirates - Equality of opportunity and treatment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Decree No. 46/1 of 1980 [concerning night work for women].

    Adoption: 1980 | ARE-1980-R-57575

    Enumerates cases and occupations in which women may work from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.


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