HR departments in UAE firms have much bigger role to play when it comes to overseeing people. They are actually in charge of looking after their employees especially those who are away from their family.
According to the National Bureau of Statistics, 3 percent of the UAE working population is affected by loss or grief. More often than not, with a limited social network and support group, such grief extends from personal life into the workplace. And with such increasing number, the Dubai government sets out specific compassionate leave for public sector workers in its human resources management law. Five working days is given if a first-degree relative dies or three working days in case of a second degree relative.
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