What is a Notice Period?

Notice Period in UAE Labour Law

There have been lot of confusion and queries with regard to notice period. In this post I will attempt to shed some light on what is a notice period.

So you have been working in a company for some time and want to resign. You could resign today and go tomorrow. But who will take care of the responsibility that you have been handling? This is where the notice period comes into picture. Also your company needs time to find a replacement for your position. A notice period is the time between your resignation and your last day of working at a company or organisation.

notice period in uae labour law

What does UAE Labour Law say?

As per Article 117 of UAE Labour Law, the employer and employee may terminate the employment contract with unlimited period, for a valid reason at any time after conclusion of the contract by written notice duly given to other party, thirty days (30 days) at least prior to termination. However, your actual notice period may vary according to the complexity of your work and what is mentioned in your contract.

In respect of daily wage employees period of notice shall be as follows:

a. On week in the employee has worked for more than six months but less than one year.

b. Two weeks if the employee has worked for at least one year.

c. One month if the employee has worked for at least five years.

What about salary during the notice period?

The employee is entitled to full salary during the notice period. This is clearly written in the Article 118 of the UAE Labour Law. The employee must also work during the notice period as usual. A notice period can not be decreased but it can be increased if both the parties agree to it.

What if I am unable to serve the notice period?

If either of the parties has failed to serve the notice period, the failing party should pay the other party “Compensation in lieu of notice” indemnity. This is mentioned in the Article 119 of the UAE Labour Law.

Notice period during probation:

An employer can terminate an employee during the probation period with One day notice period. However, in the UAE Labor Law it is not clearly stated what if employees wanted to terminate contract during probation period. However, most organisations do mention a clause of termination of labour contract during the probation period by either party and it is usually One day.

Article 129 of UAE Labor Law:

If the non-national employee has notified the employer of his desire to terminate the contract with unlimited period and has absented himself from work before the end of the legal notice period, he may not take up employment elsewhere before the lapse of one year from date of absence from work, even with consent of employer, and no other employer, who is aware of the case may recruit him or keep him in service before the end of such period.

Can I take annual leave during Notice period?

This purely depends on your company or employer. Usually notice period is set because the company wants a hand over of all your responsibilities to a new hire or replacement staff. If you are not available to handover the responsibilities, it does not make sense to give you annual leave. But if your employer has agreed to for leave during your notice period, you may take leaves. On the other hand, if the company wants, they can approve your leave as well as extend your notice period accordingly.

What about sick leave? Can I take sick leave during notice period? Am I eligible?

Of course you can take sick leave. Sickness does not check whether you are on notice period. But, again, you will need to follow proper procedures of sick leave.

So here in brief are details about notice period as per UAE Law. If you have any queries, do comment.

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  • Dear Sir,

    I joined my current organization on 8th november 2014 and was on 6 months probation, I have resigned on 5th May 2015 (during probation) and mentioned my last working day as 6th june 2015 giving a notice of 1 month as per the company’s employment contract (limited).

    Today my manager called and informed me orally that I am getting relieved from tomorrow i.e. from 14th May 2015.

    I have asked for a relieving letter but they have denied it to me.

    My question is if the company does not provide me with the relieving letter, will it look like short notice on my part? will i have any challenges from the labour ministry in future, My current salary is AED 5000 and I have an offer of AED 12500.
    Kindly advice.

  • Hi Deepak Sir,
    Good afternoon!

    I am writing this mail for seeking some information to help our current situation.

    We 3 staffs had filed a complain in labor ministry against employer who used to treat us very badly.After the the complain one of the employee of labor ministry gave us the wrong information at that point we didn’t know that was wrong and we followed to him.

    Now our case is in the end and we all got slammed by 1 year ban that is not the justice we were asking for.

    This is my question, a) Is there any way that we can lift our ban?
    b) Can we get in job in free zone even having 1 year ban?
    c) Can salary above 5k is OK to avoid the ban?

    Please help us with some true fact of information because i want to work in UAE for which i have sacrificed a lot so i don’t want to leave like this.

    My previous company was not free zone and i was in limited contract.
    Hope to hear back from you.


  • Mr. Deepak

    My question is little similar to the above mentioned post. I joined this company on 3oth November 2014 I will be completing my probation (6month) end of this month which is May 30th. My salary is 2000 AED and I would like to go for a good job which gives me more than 3000 AED so do i get the ban ??

  • I’m working with a private company in Dubai for unlimited contract for 9 years now and got a offer in a free zone company. I have sent my letter of resignation and provided my 30 days notice.
    But my company did not accept my resignation and only state that they will explain in due time?. Are they allowed to justify this way?Is my notice period still valid and demand for my cancellation upon completing my 30 days notice?

    • Kujie,
      If you have resigned officially, yes, company should accept it.
      Notice period starts the day, your company accepts the resignation.

  • Hi sir deepak
    I have a question. My labor card expired this june 17, 2015 but when i check online my labor contract it is different its on july 28, 2015. Im not going to renew my contract im goingvto find another job. What should i need to follow the date of my labor card or labor contract?. Im just confused why it different. I hope you give me an answer..thank you so much

  • hi deepak.

    I would like to ask you that I want to resign from my present company as I completed my 2 years of contract now am working here for 2 years and 7 months but I found another job in the field but in better company soo can I resign immediate on 24 hours notice period?

    • Ali,
      That will depend on your contract. However, it is up to your company to grant your request.

  • What is difference between Normal termination and under Article 120 termination. And please confirm that the following statement comes under Normal termination?
    “This is to inform you that management is not satisfied with your performance as after so many warnings you are not able to perform your duties on time.”

  • Dear Sir,
    I joined in a jebel ali compnay on 23rd Dec 2014 as an Accounts officer.
    Now, I got an offer from a company outside Jafza but JLT freezone giving salary of 6.5k.
    1. How can I resign? means Is simple resignation valid or notice period required
    2. My passport is with my Jafza company-How can I get this from them?
    3. Is there any ban? How can I lift it?

  • Hi,
    I was resigned my sales job from dubai and come back to india because of some family problems and now I have 6month ban, during this period ,I can apply for a visit visa ?

  • Hi deepak , how are you ?

    I finished 1 year 3 months under unlimited contract.
    According to my offer letter issued , my noticement period is 3 months.But according to UAE Labour law notice period is 30 days.
    No companies will wait 3 months to hire a employee .

    1) Does this 3 months noticement period has any legal clarification?
    Because UAE Labour Law itself has told only of 30 days.

    2)Is there any option to cut down these 3 months noticement period to normal 30 days as told ?

    • Sunil,
      1. If you have signed labour contract, which mentions 3 months, you will need to provide 3 month notice period.
      2. You will need to discuss with your company.

  • Hi Sir,

    Have a pleasant day to you. I am working with unlimited contract now im finish my two years in the company i renew last april.then now im gave a vacation leave.my salary is 2,400.now my problem si they only giving me my basic salary wich is 800 so meaning to say in two years 1600.as far as i know if the employee finish one year they can avail for anual leave wich pay how much they earn in a month plus allowances..i have the right to complaint?then they told me wen im coming back they will give the rest of my leave pa.thank you

  • Hi, Mr.Deepak,

    I am in dubai construction company as an Asst.Engineer, working from last two months only and i want to change my existing company. Please advice weather engineer visa will also get 6 Months Labor Ban or not. My cancellation copy received and nothing mention in Ban column. Please advice your prompt reply will be highly appreciated.

  • Thank you sir for early reply..

    I have one question after my vacation then im looking for a new job.is there any problem to change my job?since ive finish my two years with unlimited contract.do i need to pay the visa they expense to renew my visa in the same company?because my work mate before she pay the visa after she resign thañk you sir

  • Dear Sir,
    one of my friend is came in Sharjah with an employment visa last week.But now he got another offer and he likes to go there.is tehre any ban is applicable? his post is site supervisor in that visa.

  • Hi deepak

    I am here on a visit visa. i have given interview in a company got selected their and they had taken my passport now they are saying go to kish island or oman for exit procedure and come back in this mean time i got another offer from different company now i want to join that company will i face any legal problem.


  • Dear Sir,

    Hope you are doing fine. I hope you can enlighten me about my situation, I already resigned from my company after 6mos, my resignation was immediate, now my company wants me to pay for the visa cost, with my salary of 2500aed, how much as per uae labor law can they demand from me?

    thank you and warm regards,


  • I am on a fixed contract finishing 25 June. My employer gave me a new contract to sign for another year, expecting me to sign. I did not sign and gave no indication I would. He is now saying he will penalise me for this. Can he do that? I have done 2 years and should get all that is owing to me and leave. Is there a time frame that I had to give for a new contract that I didn’t want anyway.

  • Dear Deepak,


    Currently I am employed in the company as project engineer, in the first stage of application when they hired me as project engineer I sign the offer letter in english only that stating I need to give them a notice period of 3 months from the date that of resignation. I am holding now the labour contract green copy and there is no stating any word for notice period agreement. When I check to labour law in article 117 is was stating that I need to give my company of 1 month notice period from the date of resignation. For your information I am employed now for about 32 months in the company. I want to ask whick I should follow the 3 months offered letter english copy or the labour law for about 1 month only.

    Thanks for your immediate response.



  • sir
    I m here in motercycle delivery boy visa bt working in kitchen. agent of llc food company told me to work for 3mnts while facing interview in may country. now I have crossed 3mnts n 20 day but till now I m not getting noc to open my file…
    what can I do to take noc
    I dnt like this company because making to much dreams with us. if I resigh sould I have to pay for company to b back in my country bt sir I hav sign a contract in contract it was written that if company wants it can againa increase 3mnt fo tranning in this how can I get noc n can company add againa 3mnts to work in kitchen plz sir answer me

  • Dear Sir,

    Im working in a company on husband visa for about 5 months. Im pregnant and would like to resign the job due to health issues . Should i provide 1 month notice period ? Am i responsible to pay labour card cost to company??

  • sir
    I m working in fastfood llc company since 4mnts n my probation period is 6 mnts, my profession is motercycle driver visa bt my company is not giving me noc paper to open file for license of bike.. I passed my 4 mnts working inside kitchen..
    and my questions are ;-
    1.what should I do to get my noc paper from company
    2.do I have to work inside kitchen though I m as motercycle driver
    3. if I want to quit my work do I have to pay company because company is not giving me noc paper to open file for bike license

  • Dear si,

    I am afzal ahmad,i joined a mnc in dubai as a civil supervisor visa issue as a assitant engineer (residence).i was very happy life was superb going on, but just after 01 month i heard a bad news regarding my younger brother in india and i back to india on emerency leave.here i saw situation is very big…i have to spend some time in my family.company give me a dead line.unfortunately i couldnot return on that date.now company cancell my visa and terminate me…i need ur help sir ,tell me about ban what i will face if again i want to go UAE…..

    Afzal ahmad
    [email protected]

  • Dear Sir,
    My 2 years limited contract will finish on July 20th and I don’t want to renew my visa. I want to take my annual leave for 30 months before my work visa expire. Do I suppose to give a 3o days before notice to my company about my vacation ? because my company says that I can not go for vacation without 1 month notice period. Then if I go on July 1st then I will get 19 days vacation only. Please help.


    • Jon,
      I am not sure whether your company does allow vacation during notice period. Usually companies do not allow that.
      It is better to take vacations prior to the resignation.

    • Ian,
      Sorry, I do not take calls with regard to my blog.
      This is not a business; just my passion.

  • Hello Deepak,

    I would like to know an information regarding notice period serving.

    Currently I am on unlimited contract and company is a freezone, as per contract its 3 months notice period I have to serve. I have an other offer from free zone company and wants me to join in 01 month time.

    Kindly advise, can my current company put an ban, if in case I resign and serve only one month notice or can they do any other legal actions against me.

    Hoping for your reply and thanks for your advise.

    • Vivek,
      If you have signed that contract, you must abide by it.
      On the other hand, you can discuss this with your company to relieve you prior to that time.
      Current company will have to release your visa first for you to think about ban.

  • Iam working in a company on husband visa, I gave notice period till june last. Now i wish to resign the job

    1. Will I face a ban ?

    2. If I work till June 7, according to law will I get salary for 7 days ??

  • Hello Deepak

    Am now one year in my company.And I have one more year.I want to change my company after my time ends.I should go for leave 2016 July.

    1. Is it that am going to cancel my visa with my company before leaving and stay in my country and find another company.

    2. Or I am going to come back from my leave and find another company.

    If either will there be any ban on me.

    • Hamidu,
      1. Will depend on you. But yes, visa needs to be cancelled.
      2. IF the company allows you and if your visa is still valid.

  • Hi dear i wznt to ask you my visa is finish next 4 days i didn’t sumbit resignation. I don’t want to renew my visa company can accept these 4 days resignation or need to sumbit one month period but my vis finish 4 days?

  • I am on the termination and now 2 days left and employee say no need to come. I have made my handover document but they have not accepted yet. As per labor law if company terminates or either way what is the process of handover etc.

      • Gratuity on Limited period on completion of 4 years
        Please let me know If an employee employed for more than a year but less than five years under limited contract and complete his contract period, he/she will be entitled for 21 days of Basic salary per year of service ? please detail
        However I referred article 132, applicable to receive gratuity, but article 138 does not. please clarity

  • Dear Deepak,

    I am on husbands visa and was working with a private company. Since day one the company in jot transparent in the work and what they say. Apart from this we were only two employee and the other employee is a guy and friend to the management. He has been mentally harassing me from day one. I have raised complaint to management at several instances but no action was taken. Recently I raised a formal written complaint and again no action was taken. Hence I resigned during my probation. Company is asking me to pay 45 days salary + leaves compensation.

    Do I need to pay?? Bcoz I m jobless now.

    Company is threatening me that they will take legal action??

    What is the worst legal action will they take???

  • Hello Mr.Deepak ,I m bhimsen I came here on a labour visa post waiter on visa but on contract its bartender .i came here one month before now I got to know the hardness of work & our job profile they r taking works from us minimum 10 hrs & now I want to change my job in Dubai whr I can get job by my profile.in contract there is mentioned when resignation we have to do 45 days without salary I just want to know it is applicable in probabation period & If I get ban then it is possible to work free zone ( what company’s regarding hospitality comes under free zone

    Thanks & regards

    • Bhimsen,
      If it is mentioned in the labour contract, then you must adhere to that as you have signed it.
      Yes, Hotels are issued visas under immigration. You will not have labour ban.
      Please ask your HR directly. I am not too sure about these rules.

  • Hi Sir please clarify regarding last day of work which one to follow joining date or visa date… If for example my visa expires August 24 when should be the last date of work?? I already tender my advance notice with my employer June 9.. And I understand upon completion of 2 years contract I will not have ban..

    • Marie,
      Contract date (labour Card) is considered for resignation notice period as you’d have worked from that date.
      With regard to labour ban, you will need to check with MOL.

  • Hi Deepak.

    How about the notice period for a Limited Contract?

    So regardless of the month’s number of days it will be considered as 30 days? How about the month of February where there is 28 days?



    • Jane,
      Yes, 30 days will be the notice period. It will also depend on what is mentioned in your labour contract.

  • Dear
    This is Adil
    I am in a deep problem and I need help the thing is I have got a very good opportunity with a company and it states SAG not LLC.

    People told me it’s a government organization anyways
    It’s ok for me the problem is,
    I gave my resignation on 6th June 2015 and three week notice,
    My company accepted it
    The reason for my resignation was many I have been physically slapped by my employer etc etc abusive languages etc etc and I got a better opportunity in a better industry and good company

    They have asked me to join on22 and my notice period expires on 28 June which is three weeks.

    I spoke to labour and they told me one month notice period is as per UAE law and if I don’t serve one month than my present company can impose a one year ban on me and that ban cannot be lifter irrespective of anything

    I am aware that I will get a 6 months ban and that can be lifted if I get a higher salary as per my diploma

    But wat about this ban which company will impose???
    And if I am working in a government agency will I get one year ban from my company?
    How to lift that ban ?
    And we can be done in order to avoid that one yet ban and how to deal with if I want to leav early without cometing one month of notice

    I really want to leave this hell and live a better life in a good company

    Please guide me and help me out

    Adil sayyed

    • Adil,
      If you are directly joining a Government Organisation, the labour ban is not applicable. I don’t know what you mean by Government agency. If it is an outsourced agancy, you will have a ban.
      Leaving early is entirely up to the company.
      You should request for early release from your current employer.

  • Hi,
    How are you? I am American teacher in sharjah school with the same school residence visa. I do have couple of questions regarding my termination in school. till valid March 2017
    1) my son is in the same school that I am working now what about my son residence visa if my job is not continue ???
    2) my wife is also under my visa because I am the main sponsor what about her residence visa?
    3) if I change my school or job with in few months do I have to again apply all my family visa or what??
    4) or my family residence visa is not affected until how many months I will get another job is there any law in sharjah
    5) Do I get any ban to apply another school??
    6 The school gave me termination letter on June 18, 2015 in that letter they said one month notice which is end July 9, 2015 technically it is not one month notice. I didn’t sign my termination letter yet.
    Please reply with your valuable answers. I appreciate your help.


    • Sunny,
      1. Your son’s residency visa will be cancelled first before cancelling your visa.
      2. Your wife’s visa will also be cancelled first before cancelling your visa.
      3. Yes.
      4. Your family visa needs to be cancelled first. There used to be a system where you could place 5K deposit instead of cancelling dependent visa and then transfer them under you without cancelling the visa. I am not sure whether this is continued.
      5. If you have not completed your contract, you will have labour ban under MOL.
      6. If your notice period is 1 month, they must pay you that salary even if you have not worked during that time.

  • Hi,

    Thank you for your reply. Your answer I don’t understand No 5 answer. I am interesting to continue my contract that is valid March 2017 but my company terminate 45 employee as they said we restructure our organization that ‘s why they terminate many prople including me as my company also said I can find the job in other school and my company have no problem. Still I will face ban how many month please give me the answer.
    Thanks sunny

  • good morning sir,

    i just have an inquiry cause it happen that i already give to the company a 1 month notice that i will not renew my contract. my contract was finished already last june 19,2015 nd my labor card was expired last june 18,2015 and the HR asked me to extend atleast until 20th of june and i agree to extend it only until that said date . now when i asked the company about my cancellation they told me that i need to finish my work until 30th of june and balckmail me that if i will not come again to work the HR told me that they will not give my cancellation, settelement and will give me ban. my question is , is it possible that they can give me ban and should i come back to work until 30 even we dont have agreement regarding to that.

    thank you

    • Reneth,
      Once you finish your contract, you will not face labour ban.
      You could amicably agree to work. However, it is illegal to work without a valid labour card.

  • Can we ask how is the computation of our overtime In this case of working hrs during ramadan, we work at 4pm-4am…how many hrs is our overtime? And were will we multiply this?

  • Dear Deepak – thank you for maintaining such an informative site.

    My wife has resigned from her position and provided 1 months notice. She is obliged to provide 3 months notice.

    Therefore the company have deducted 2 months of salary from her end of service. The UAE Labor Law indemnity (Clause 119) states that “indemnity shall be equal to the employee’s pay for the notice period in full or in proportion to the diminished part.”

    However Clause 116 states that “the amount of compensation, may not exceed half a month’s pay for a period of three months”

    Therefore my question is related to the amount that the company should deduct from her end of service gratuity. Should the 2 months of full salary be deducted (as per Clause 121) or should the deduction be capped at half a month’s pay (as per Clause 116)?

    Thank you in advance for your assistance

    • RS,
      If the contract mentions it is 3 month notice period and you have given 1 month notice, the company will deduct 2 month pay.

  • Hi! I have question. I m just more than 1 month to the company, I already have my visa, everything. my contract is unlimited contract. but for now I decide to resign because my boss did not want me to give my 1 hour break time and she want me to carry heavy things, like water the big battle of water 5 gallon and put it in the water despiser and some of our product is heavy for me because we sale food. so if we have delivery I will be the one to arrange everything. my position is general clerk, but I do also cleaning, cleaning the toilet the whole office because I am the only employee. our company is new one, ah we have also driver. my work timing is 8 am to 6 pm. now I give my resignation letter 1 month notice as per UAE labor law but I raid on our internal contract that 2 months notice I need to give. so now what are the consequences I will be facing? or what are the possible things that the company can do to me? do I need to pay them something? my visa or my ticket during the exit, because they give me ticket last time for an exit to change my visa status. what should I do regarding this things? I m under probationary for now.

    • Grace,
      If the job does not suit you, you could resign.
      Labour contract is the only valid contract.
      You must serve notice period as per your labour contract/uae labour law.
      If you have resigned, company will not bear your ticket expenses.

  • Dear Deepak.

    Im working for a company In Sharjah and i have completed my 9 months and I still didn’t get my Confirmation letter. When i asked it last month then they asked me to leave the company since my management doesn’t like my performance. For last nine months I didn’t get a proper training and they didn’t gave any Idea for me to work. I created My own work and i did here. So July 2nd again they asked me to leave the company. i would like to know what are the benifits if they terminated me from the job. Or what if i give my resignation. Will I be getting 2 months salary? will i get a visa to find the job

  • Dear Deepak
    i am currently working in a firm on limited contract. my visa is sponsored by my husband.
    i need to leave my job immediately and return to my home country due to my relatives medical condition. i have no plans to return to the uae at all. is it necessary that i should serve a notice period of 45 days. if i leave the country after resignation, without fulfilling the notice period – can the firm take any legal action against my sponsor – that is my husband. kindly advice

      • Actually the company is not ready to accept the payment. they emphasis on fulfilling the notice period. So do u mean to say that means they can take a legal action against my sponsor (my husband)?

  • Dear Mr. Deepak

    i have some questions

    – In my unlimited labor contract the notice period for me is 4 months but it is only one month for the employer..is it legal or no……
    – i made my resignation on 29 june, but my annual leave starts on 24 july…should take my leave or shall i wait till the end of the one month notice period…..can i legally refuse taking the leave on 24 july.

    Thanks a lot

    • Ghassan,
      If it is mentioned in the labour contract, it is legal.
      For the second query, it is up to the company to decide about your notice period.

  • Hi deepal, my contract is limited. Its a 2 year contract salary of 7500. I have worked for 1 year 3 months. I have found a new job and salary is 15000. I told my manager that i will resign and give the notice period of 1month as advised by hr. He said no need i can just do 1week and go. If this is the case will the pay me my 1 month notice period? Do i have to pay the company anythin? Will there be a ban? Do i need to get an noc?

  • Hi, a friend of mine was given an offer letter which states job as chef, it also states that contract is for two years and requires three months notice. It states the name of the restaurant to be employed in.
    However when my friend started work, the labour contract was unlimited period, the company name was different and a general trading company, and the position was “sales”.
    I am sure this a violation of the law. Of course my friend did not know anything about the law of UAE and continued working as chef with out question.
    After one year and 11 month of service, he gave one month notice that he would not renew contract and wished to resign. Notice was accepted by company.
    However they stopped him from going to work for the final week of notice.
    They have not paid any salary, gratuity or pro-rata leave pay as settlement and his labour card and visa have been cancelled. They made him sign papers that he did not know what they were.
    Two months have now passed and they still have not paid, and now they say they will only pay a fraction of what is due, as the contract of offer was broken – i.e three months notice.
    My question is:-
    Am I correct that the notice applicable is that in the labour contract?
    That the offer contract is invalid as it does not match with company name and occupation shown in labour contract?
    That this is a violation of the law?
    That a company has no right to hold the passport of an employee during service? (they held passport all of the time, even after cancellation of visa and labour card. They only released it after showing new employment visa approval).
    What would be the penalty for such behaviour for the company. My friend is not alone, there are others in the same position as him.
    L Thompson

  • Sir,

    I am on an unlimited contract, have served over 30 months in company; I gave my 30 day notice and ask for my last day to 3 August. This notice I provided was 36 days. I have been told I have to remain in the country at my own expense for 7-10 days longer for my settlement processing and my visa cancellation. What is the legal aspect of the company holding me in country for another week plus?

    Thank you

    • Thorn,
      As long as your visa is valid there is no legal problem.
      Even after the cancellation of your visa, you have up to 30 days grace period to exit the country.

      • Deepak,

        Per my question above – the company is requiring me to stay later so they can finish my settlement and cancel the visa. They are not paying me for these days that they say I have to stay. Is that legal to make me stay in country longer and after I have worked my last day?


  • Hi boss..
    I am sales working in LLC company after working 2 years and 2 months i got offer letter from one company the Hr told me 45 days u can cancel ur visa possible to join our company and put my resignation letter to my present company as per law 30 days notice period. Now my company told me for we need three month for leaving u because we dont have man power now what i do ?
    Can you suggest me how and with in how many days pls boss im waiting ur rply

  • I file Resignation last June 11 2015 , i already finish it, it is possible that i will not go to duty? they did not allow me to resign. i file already case at MOL.

    do i have to duty?
    or may i not go to duty?


  • My wife is working as doctor in UAE since 8 months under unlimited contract. Duty timing offered was 9am to 5pm on offer letter and was assured timings will not be changed to night shifts.She worked 9am to 5pm during all these 8 months but now her employer is forcing her to work 2pm to 10pm without any transportation facility. Its uncomfortable for her to work at night shift which she already discussed with the employer but he refused to listen her concern and he is asking her to resign.May be they are creating issues so that she quits herself from the job as there is no other work related or performance related problems.So our questions are :
    1. Can the employer change duty timings according to his wish?
    2. Is it better to resign with a notice period or get termination letter from the employer?
    3. Will there be any ban since she is a doctor?
    4. Is Noc must to avoid ban?
    5. If notice period is given by her can she continue to work 9am to 5pm during this period or will have to follow the changed duty timing? Employer is threatening to mark her absent and will not pay if she follows 9 to 5 timing during notice period also.
    Please help us to decide. Waiting for your reply..

  • Hi, Deepak

    I joined a company in Dubai 1st march 2015 and my salary is 4000k, and i have signed 2years contract, till now i have completed 5months right now i have some problems in my home country and i have to go immediately and i may not come back for 3 to 4 months. My question is can i resign from the company now before probation period of 6months will my company will accept the resignation or not.? According to the law can they reject my resignation or they have to accept.? Question 2 if i go on emergency leave and if i dont come back what kind of ban will be implemented on me.? and can that ban wil be lifted if my education documents are attested..? Please do reply for all my question.


    • Hussain,
      If you are breaking a limited contract, you would face 1 year ban.
      It is up to your company to give you permission with this regard.
      If you do not come back, you may face absconding case against you.