Can I claim compensation for maternity leave if sacked from job in UAE?

SourceKhaleej Times
SectorEconomy
CountryUnited Arab Emirates

Q1-I have been on unpaid leave for the past six months. It was initially for three months but was extended for another three (until September 30, 2020). The employer's decision was sudden. However, keeping in mind the Covid-19 situation, I had to accept it. I am seven-month pregnant and due for delivery on November 12. Although my employer is yet to confirm the further course of my job, I have been informed by my colleagues that my employment might be terminated. My colleagues, who were on a reduced salary since March, have started receiving their full salary now. I would like to know if I can claim compensation from my employer for my maternity leave (three months' basic salary) ...read more...