Paternity Leave

All about Paternity Leave in Tanzania, Employers and Paternity Leave in Tanzania



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Apart from Annual Leave, what other forms of Leave am I supposed to grant to my employees?

Over and above Annual Leave employees are entitled to Maternity or Paternity Leave, Sick Leave and Compassionate Leave. However, an employer can provide for more forms of leave as the law provides minimum standards.


How many days of Paternity Leave is an employee 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 an employee 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 his employment with the same employer.


When am I required to allow the employee to commence her Paternity Leave?

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

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