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Country: United Arab Emirates - Month updated: September 2020

  1. United Arab Emirates - - Law, Act

    Federal Law No. 6 of 2019 amending several provisions of Federal Law No. 8/1980 on Regulation of Labour Relations. (مرسوم بقانون احتادي رقم ( 6 ) لسنة 2019 بتعديل بعض أحكام القانون االحتادي رقم ( 8 ) لسنة 1980 يف شأن تنظيم عالقات العمل)

    Adoption: 2019-08-29 | ARE-2019-L-110291

    Under the amendments, any discrimination against workers/employees that would weaken equal opportunities or prejudice equality in obtaining a job, to remain working, or to enjoy their employment’s rights including wages is prohibited. It also prohibits any discriminations against workers in jobs that involve the same job tasks (Article 7).

  2. United Arab Emirates - - Law, Act

    Federal Law No. (27) of 2020 concerning equality in salaries between the sexes. (مرسوم بقانون رقم (27) لسنة 2020 18فيشأن المساواة في الرواتب بين الجنسين)

    Adoption: 2018 | ARE-2018-L-110292

    The Law implements gender-based pay equity for federally-regulated employees, including all public-private joint venture companies and state-owned enterprises. It prohibits any government agency from differentiating or discriminating in its bylaws and/or regulations against its workers on the basis of gender when determining the salaries paid to workers employed in the same job or those performing work of equal value.

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