If an employee believes that they have been unfairly dismissed they can file a complaint at the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation. The MOHRE will try to solve the issue amicably but where this is not possible the case will be referred to court.
If unfair dismissal is proven, the employer will be instructed by the courts to pay compensation to the employee. The maximum compensation that the court will order the employer to pay is three months of remuneration which is based on the employees last salary.
The employee can then also claim their end of service gratuity, notice period payment and any other amounts owed to them by the employer such as accrued annual leave payment.
If you need assistance with employee / staff visa or labour matters, or if you need assistance with any other related company set up, restructuring, local partner or PRO support matter in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, the wider UAE, Oman or Qatar, then please do get in touch with us on +971 (0)4 456 1761 for Dubai or +971 (0)2 448 5120 for Abu Dhabi, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the contact form below and we will be delighted to assist you.
Book a call with one of our company formation specialists.
Business Development Manager
Regional Business Consultant
Business Consultant – Abu Dhabi
Head of Corporate Structuring
Head of Operations