Basic Info

  • Applicable Region UAE
  • Available Languages
    English & Arabic
  • Document No 000023
  • Version V 1.0
  • Last Updated 07-06-2023
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Document Summary

The Sickness Absence Policy aims to ensure that employees’ absence is managed in a consistent, supportive, and effective way so that operational and service levels are maintained. This policy applies to all staff with a contract of employment.


This Sickness Absence Policy has been drafted for use by employers and provides a structured and consistent approach to all sickness and absence provides guidance to the managers and employees with regard to the different steps, roles, responsibilities and timelines that apply.

This Policy contains the following sections:

1.       Policy Statement

2.       Policy purpose

3.       Scope of the Policy

4.       Confidentiality & Data Protection

5.       Roles and Responsibilities

A.           HR

B.            Employees

C.            Managers

6.       Sickness Absence Reporting Procedure

7.       Sick Leave Certificates.

8.       Unauthorized Absences

9.       Pregnancy-related sickness absence

10.   Salary deductions

11.   Termination during sick leave

12.   Renewal and review


This document is intended for use in the United Arab Emirates.

Before Execution

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This document is provided for reference only and is not intended to be, and should not be considered, legal advice. Determinations about whether this document will be appropriate in your particular situation or jurisdiction should be made after consultation with a legal counsel. Kanoony will not assume any legal liability that may arise from the use of this document.