Cases where the Worker is not entitled and entitled for Death Leave as per Saudi Labor Law
The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (MHRSD) in Saudi Arabia has restated the cases where the worker is not entitled and entitled for a paid death leave as per Saudi Labor Law.
The Ministry through its official Twitter handle (HRSD_SA) explained that, the worker is not entitled for a paid death leave as per Saudi Labor Law in case of the death of (his or her) paternal uncle, paternal aunt, maternal uncle, maternal aunt, brother or sister. See Also : Sick Leave as per Saudi Labor Law
The Ministry continued and said that, the lack of entitlement is due to the fact that this is neither an asset nor a descendant of the worker himself, unless it is stipulated in the internal regulations of the company or establishment and approved by the Ministry.
– This came in response to an inquiry received by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development on its official Twitter handle from one of the Twitter user, regarding his entitlement of paid death leave as per Saudi Labor Law in case of the death of his aunt or uncle.
Article 113 of Saudi Labor Law 2023:
– According to Article 113 of Saudi Labor Law, the worker or employee is entitled for 5 days paid death leave as per Saudi Labor Law in case of death of his wife or parents or grand parents or children, one of his ascendants or descendants. The article also states 5 days paid leave for marriage, 3 days leave for father on his childbirth. However, the employer can demand for a document proof on the cases of delivery, death or marriage. Most Viewed : Official Leaves, Holidays and Vacations for workers as per Saudi Labor Law
Article 120 of Saudi Labor Law 2023:
– According to the Article 120 of Saudi Labor Law, “A female worker whose husband passes away shall be entitled for a full paid death leave as per Saudi Labor Law for a minimum period of 15 days as of the date of death”.
– A Muslim female worker or employee whose husband passes away shall be entitled for a full paid leave for a period of 4 months and 10 days from the date of death. If she is pregnant, she is entitled to extend this for unpaid leave until she gives birth and shall not be permissible to use the rest of EDDAH leave granted to her after giving birth.
* EDDAH : Eddah (Iddah or iddat), in Islam it is a waiting period, Iddah is the time a woman must observe following the passing of her spouse or following a divorce, during which she is not permitted to wed again. One of its primary goals is to dispel any doubts regarding the paternity of a kid born following a divorce or husband’s passing. Viewable Story : Countries surrounding Saudi Arabia
– While non-Muslim female employee or worker whose husband dies shall be entitled for a full paid leave of 15 days. In all the cases, the female worker whose husband deceases shall not be permitted to perform any work with others during this period. The employer or the establishment can able to request the supporting documents for the above mentioned cases.
– If the employer or the company proves that the worker has worked for another employer during his stipulated leaves, he has a right to deny him of his salaries for the duration of the leave or recover any wages previously paid to the worker. Follow Us : Subscribe to Saudi Expatriates YouTube channel