Another Federal Decree law announced in 2020, which would impact the lives of private sector workers in the UAE, was Federal Decree Law No. 6 of 2020, which stipulates that a private sector employee will be granted a paid parental leave for five working days to look after his baby, effective from the baby’s date of birth until the child is six months old.
“Women in the private sector already get 45 days of maternity leave, and this additional parental leave now allows them to avail a total of 50 days of leave. These five days can also be applied for by fathers,”
According to the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE), Article 74 of the law regarding parental leave applied both the father and the mother.
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