Can an employer terminate an employee under the current circumstances in the UAE?
Generally, as per the UAE Labour Law, the employer cannot terminate an employee without providing
Can an employer compel to take unpaid leave or impose a salary reduction during the Covid-19?
No, an employer is not permitted to compel its employees to take unpaid leave or
Do we have to pay an employee if they self-isolate during the Covid-19 situation in the UAE?
This depends on the mutual understanding between the employer and employee. If the employee is
Taking time off work or requests flexible working arrangements due to closure of nursery or school?
This depends on the mutual agreement between the employer and employee accordingly.
If Member of staff has contracted Covid-19 in the UAE, and has recently been in the workplace?
The relevant health authority covering your jurisdiction needs to be immediately informed; and if not
Company’s obligations from a health and safety perspective towards their staff during Covid-19?
To provide a safe environment at the place of work and to report to the
People with severe symptoms of Covid-19; but still go to work being worried about not paid?
Federal Law No. 14 of 2014 on Combating Communicable Diseases states a punishment of up
Can an employer dismiss an employee while on leave?
No, an employer cannot terminate an employee while he/she is on leave as per Article
Can I demand for my rent to be waived during the Covid-19 pandemic?
Yes, a request can be put forth to the landlord by providing sufficient reasons indicating
Will I be paid if my employer asked me to work from home?
An employee will be paid in this scenario based on the steps taken by the