Termination

Terminating employment, notice periods, termination payments and rights to references.

UAE: Termination of a permanent employee

Minister of Labour’s decree (765) of 2015 on Rules and Conditions for the Termination of Employment Relations …

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UAE :: Termination of a fixed-term employee

Decree 765 of 2015: Minister of Labour’s decree (765) of 2015 on Rules and Conditions for the Termination of Employment Relations (Effective 1 …

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UAE :: Unfair dismissal

Termination of an employee’s services by the employer will be deemed unfair if the reason for the termination is unrelated to the work or because of a complaint made by a labour authority against the employer, not the employee …

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UAE :: Termination without notice

Instant dismissal Under Article 120 of the Labour Law an employer may dismiss an employee without notice in certain cases: During the probationary period; If the employee has forged documents or adopted a false identity or nationality; If the employee causes substantial material loss to the employer (the employer must inform the labour department of the incident within 48 hours); If the worker has violated any safety measures (safety measures must be clearly displayed); If the employee has failed to fulfil work duties and continues to do so even when warned; If the employee is found guilty by a court of an offence prejudicing honour, honesty or public morality; If the worker divulges any trade secrets; If the employee is found to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol during working time;  If the worker assaults a colleague, manager or employer; or If the employee is absent without a valid reason for more than 20 non-consecutive days or seven consecutive days …

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UAE :: Special protection from dismissal

With exception to cases where the employer has the right to dismiss the employee without notice or gratuity, the employer may not dismiss an employee or give him notice of dismissal during their annual leave …

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UAE :: Resignation of the employee

Employment contracts for an indefinite period may be terminated by either party at any time as long as they have a valid reason and the required notice is given …

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UAE :: Notice periods

Notice to be given by the employer In addition to having a valid reason for terminating an indefinite employment contract, an employer must give the employee at least 30 days’ written notice …

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UAE :: Methods of termination

Termination by mutual agreement A contract of employment may be terminated by mutual agreement of both contracting parties …

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UAE :: End of employment gratuity payment

An employee has the right to a gratuity payment at the end of employment if they have more than one year of service …

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UAE :: End of service certificate

Upon termination of employment, the employer must give the employee an end of service certificate …

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