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  1. United Arab Emirates - Equality of opportunity and treatment - 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 - Equality of opportunity and treatment - 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.

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

    Federal Decree No. 39 of 2017 ratifying an agreement between The United Arab of Emirates Government and the UN Entity for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment, on establishing a UN Women Liaison Office in the Arabian Gulf region. (مرسوم اتحادي رقم 39 لسنة 2017 بالتصديق على اتفاقية بين حكومة الدولة والامم المتحدة ممثلة في هيئة الامم المتحده للمساواة بين الجنسين وتمكين المراة بشان انشاء مكتب اتصال لهيئة الامم المتحدة للمراة في منطقة الخليج العربي) - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2017-04-27 | ARE-2017-R-107247

    The Government of the United Arab Emirates and the UN Entity for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment, ratifies the agreement that was signed in 15/07/2016, which establishes the UN Women Liaison Office for Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Abu Dhabi.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

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

    Adoption: 1981 | ARE-1981-R-57576

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

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

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

    Adoption: 1980 | ARE-1980-R-57575

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

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

    Ministerial Order No. 47/1 of 1980 exempting some institutions from some of the provisions stipulated in the Labour Law pertaining to the employment of Women and Minors. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1980 | ARE-1980-R-57577

    Establishes that certain educational and charitable institutions whose main objective is the education and vocational training of women and adolescents shall be exempted from sections 20, 22, 23, 27 and 35 of the Labour Code No. 8 of 1980.


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