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Paid time off

After six months of continuous employment, employees are entitled to 21 days of paid annual leave if they work a minimum amount of hours each week. Collective labor agreements may offer additional vacation time.

Public holidays

Uganda recognizes 18 national public holidays.

Sick days

After one month of continuous employment, employees who work at least 16 hours per week are eligible to paid sick leave. This sick leave is paid at the full rate of the employee's regular salary.

Maternity leave

Employees who are female are entitled to 60 days of paid maternity leave. After the kid is born, at least four weeks of maternity leave must be taken. In the event of illness or delivery problems, maternity leave might be extended for up to four weeks.

Paternity leave

Male employees are entitled to four days of paternity leave.

Parental leave

Apart from maternity and paternity leave, there is no statutory parental leave in Uganda.

Other leave

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