Paternity Leave

Are you getting paid paternity leave at work in Tanzania? Know more about paternity leave entitlement, paid parental leave policy and labour laws for working parents in Tanzania





Apart from Annual Leave, what other forms of leave am I entitled to?

Over and above Annual Leave you are entitled to Maternity/Paternity Leave, Sick Leave and Compassionate Leave. These are forms of leave provided for under the law. However, a Collective Bargaining Agreement or an internal policy can provide for more forms of leave.


How many days of Paternity Leave am I entitled to?

The duration of Paternity Leave is three days in a leave cycle which is thirty six months. The three days are the total number of days irrespective of the number of children that are born within the leave cycle.


Is there any limit on the number of times that I can take Paternity Leave?

According to the laws governing private sectors an employee can have up to four terms of Paternity Leave in the course of employment with the same employer.


When can I commence my Paternity Leave?

Paternity Leave can be taken within seven days of the birth of the child.



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Find out about Annual Leave in Tanzania.

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