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Notice Period in UAE Labour Employment

Notice Period in UAE Labour Employment

United Arab Emirates
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In today’s competitive market, it is not easy to get a good job. Everyone has to work hard to climb the ladder of success. Some people even change their country to work in a new place, such as nowadays, Dubai is popular with job opportunities. Often it happens, that the expats are not comfortable with the office environment and they might want to terminate their job. However, it is not easy to let go of a job in Dubai, if the employee is on the limited contract.

If you want to leave a job in Dubai, it is important that you should know about the notice period in labour law in UAE. All the employment contracts mention a notice period that has been agreed between the manager and the worker. When the employee decides to resign, he must give a notice period to the employer.

Usually, the notice period is for a month. Furthermore, the employees and employers can agree upon more than a month notice period, if required but they cannot lessen the notice period from 30 days.

If the employee does not serve until the agreed notice period, his employment in UAE would be banned for a year at least. It is important that the employer file the case against the employee to take such action. If the employee states about the false charges of the notice period, the whole investigation takes place before the final judgment.

As mentioned above, that the employment contract with limited time cannot entertain notice periods, unless the contractual employment time has not passed. That is known for the employee and the employer, both.

The labour law in UAE does not entertain the employee who leaves without the notice, but there are two situations in which the employee can leave without the notice. The first situation is where the employer is being unjust with the employee, that means he did not fulfill the obligations as the employee was told. The second situation is where the employer would insult the employee or his legal advisor.

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