Do I have to pay fees for filing complaints with MOL?
Not everything goes smooth at the workplace. Sometimes, you may have disagreements with your employer and may have to file complaint with MOL and courts in UAE. Most of the employees do not want to go the way of complaints, cases, courts as they are time consuming. Further, they also think that there is a cost involved in terms of court fees. I have received many questions in this regard and while reading the UAE Labour Law, I found the answer to the query as to who will bear the MOL/Court fees in case of dispute.
However, note that employees and their beneficiaries are exempt from all court fees. This is clearly mentioned in the Labour Law. This means, you do not have to pay any fees to MOL or Court in case of filing your complaint.
If you read Article 5 of UAE Labour Law, it clearly states the following: “Cases filed by employees or their beneficiaries under this Law shall be exempted from court fees at all stages of litigation and execution and shall be expeditiously heard. In the event of non-acceptance or dismissal of the action, the court may order the Plaintiff to pay all or part of the expenses.”
So, you can rest assured that you will not have to pay any fees to the court or MOL. But take note that if you have to translate any documents that need to be presented to the court, you will have to bear the cost of the same.