A new law has been issued in the UAE, which stipulates that women and men should have equal wages for the same role. The law comes into effect from Friday, the 25th September.
The law, officially named “The Decree of Federal Law No.06 for 2020” was issued by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The full UAE equal wages law states “Female employees shall receive wages equal to that of males if they perform the same work, or another of equal value. The procedures, controls and standards necessary for evaluating work of equal value will be set under a decision to be issued by the Cabinet, based on a proposal from the Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation.”
According to the official release, the law will strengthen the regional and international status of the country for upholding gender equality.
The UAE leads all the countries in the region in bridging the gender pay gap, says the Global Gender Cap Report 2020 by World Economic Forum.