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Paid time off

After one year of continuous work, employees in Zimbabwe are entitled to 30 days or one month of leave. Weekends and national holidays are included in the vacation leave days.

Public holidays

The Republic of Zimbabwe recognizes sixteen national public holidays.

Sick days

Employees receive up to 180 days of sick leave per year. After providing a medical certificate, the employee will initially be granted up to 90 days of sick leave at full pay.

Maternity leave

Female employees are legally protected and are entitled to 98 working days of paid leave. (The 98 days include a mandatory entitlement of 21 days before to imprisonment.)

Paternity leave

Paternity leave is not available to fathers.

Parental leave

There are no provisions in the Zimbabwe law regarding parental leave besides the maternity and paternity leave mentioned above.

Other leave

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