## Is maternity leave counted in gratuity?

With this amendment, the entire duration of a female employee’s statutory maternity leave, will now be considered while calculating continuous period of service for gratuity payments, thereby bringing this is line with the entitlement to maternity leave under the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961.

## How is end of service gratuity calculated in Dubai?

Employees are entitled with full gratuity pay based on 30 days salary for every year of work. Multiply daily wage by 21 or 30 (depending on duration of service in the company) = 333.30 x 21 = 6,999.30. So 21-days salary is AED 6,999.30 will be received for every year of service.

## Can you terminate a pregnant employee in UAE?

No. You can’t be fired for being pregnant. Pregnancy is not a valid reason for dismissal. However, if a pregnant woman is dismissed without a valid reason (i.e. other than due to her performance or conduct), she can file an employment claim in the UAE Labour Court.

## How is terminal gratuity calculated?

Terminal gratuity is paid to Short Service Commissioned Officers who are not entitled for any type of pension. The terminal gratuity is calculated at the rate of half-a-month’s reckonable emoluments for each completed six-monthly period of service.

## Does maternity leave count as continuous service?

If an employee takes unpaid parental leave, it does not break the period of continuous service, but it does not count towards the length of continuous service.

## Is maternity leave considered a break in service?

No. The Employment Rights Act 1996 and the Maternity and Parental Leave etc Regulations 1999 (SI 1999/3312) make it clear that periods of maternity leave do not break continuity of service.

## What is the formula for calculating gratuity?

The formula is: (15 * Your last drawn salary * the working tenure) / 30. For example, you have a basic salary of Rs 30,000. You have rendered continuous service of 7 years and the employer is not covered under the Gratuity Act. Gratuity Amount = (15 * 30,000 * 7) / 30 = Rs 1,05,000.

## Can I fire a pregnant employee?

Under federal law, an employer may not discriminate against an employee based on her pregnancy. As such, an employer cannot terminate a woman’s employment solely due to her pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

## Can we terminate pregnant employee?

It is a provision that says an employer can’t terminate an employee for her pregnancy. “If an employer were to dismiss an employee purely because she was pregnant, that doesn’t really fall into performance or conduct category anywhere,” she added.

## How is the gratuity calculated in the UAE?

Gratuity will be AED 27,500/- [21 days salary for the first 5 years (AED 3,500 x 5 years) plus 30 days salary for a period exceeding 5 years ( AED 5,000 x 2 years ) ] If the employee has not completed 1 year of service.

## Are there any end of service benefits in the UAE?

This page contains information about the provisions and calculations for end of service benefits under limited and unlimited contracts for expatriate workers in the UAE. If the employee resigns of his or her own free will before completing one year, then they will not be entitled to any gratuity pay.

## How is the end of service gratuity calculated?

An employee who has spent one year or more in continuous service shall be entitled to an end of service gratuity upon the termination of his service. The days of absence from work without pay shall not be included in the calculation of the period of service and the gratuity shall be calculated as follows:

## When do you get 21 days gratuity pay?

If an employee has served between 3 and 5 years, he is entitled to two-thirds (2/3) of 21 days’ basic salary as gratuity pay. If an employee has served more than 5 years, he is entitled to full 21 days’ basic salary as gratuity pay. Useful links: The UAE Labour Law – Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation