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Court orders company to pay worker Dhs1.441m


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Aya Al Deeb, Staff Reporter

The Al Ain Court of First Instance obligated a company to pay an employee Dhs1.441 million in labour dues. The employee filed a lawsuit against the company he previously worked for in which he said he left work because the company abstained from paying wages. He demanded the court to obligate the company to pay him Dhs4.273 million in arrears, leave allowance, warning allowance, housing allowance, compensation for arbitrary dismissal and end of service gratuity.

After checking with the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, the employee filed a lawsuit in which he demanded that his previous company be obligated to pay him Dhs2.53 million in arrears for nearly two years, Dhs220,000 in annual leave allowance, Dhs330,000 in compensation for arbitrary dismissal, Dhs110,000 in warning allowance, Dhs990,000 in end of service gratuity, Dhs93,000 in housing allowance. 

He also demanded that his previous company pay the legal expenses and lawyer’s fees, noting that he worked for the defendant for eight years and one month against a basic salary of Dhs15,000 and a comprehensive package of Dhs110,000 but the company gave him nothing of his dues.

The court obligated the company to pay the plaintiff Dhs1.441 million and the legal expenses. These included Dhs1.202 million in arrears, Dhs30,000 in leave allowance, 98,000 in end of service gratuity and Dhs110,000 in compensation for arbitrary dismissal due to its violation of salary-payment commitment. The court noted that the plaintiff was entitled neither to warning allowance as he left work at voluntarily, nor housing allowance because the housing allowance was not included in the contract concluded between the two parties.

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