Family Responsibilities

Paternity Leave

Employment and Labour Relations Act 2004 provides for paid paternity leave of at least 3 days (in a leave cycle of 12 months) for a new father if this leave is taken within the 7 days of the birth of a child.

The employer may require reasonable proof of birth of child prior to paying for paternity leave. The employee must be employed with the same employer for at least six months in the 12 months before the birth or be employed on a seasonal basis by the same employer.

Source: §34 of Employment and Labour Relations Act 2004; ISSA Country Profile Tanzania, 2017

Parental Leave

There is no provision in the law on paid or unpaid parental leave.

Flexible Work Option for Parents / Work-Life Balance

No provisions could be located in the law supporting work-life balance for parents or workers with family responsibilities.

Regulations on Family Responsibilities

  • Employment and Labour Relations Act, No. 6 of 2004 / Sheria ya Ajira na Mahusiano Kazini Sehemu ya 6 ya 2004
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