Do You Need to Pay to the Employer If You Are Resigning During Probation Period?

Under the Federal Law No. 33 of 2021 regulating labour relations, terminating an employee during probation periodOpens in a new tab., which should not exceed six months, must be done in writing 14 days before termination.

Employees cannot be placed under probation more than once by the same employer.

Employers cannot extend the six-month probation period. Once the probation is successfully completed, employees are to work under the conditions of the contract, while including the probation period as part of the overall service.

Employees wants to change jobs during probation must submit a one-month notice.

Employee wants to leave the country during probation, must submit a 14-day notice. In the event that he wishes to return to the country and obtain a new work permit within three months from the date of departure, the new employer shall pay the compensation if any unless there is an agreement between the worker and the employer stating otherwise.

If an employee leaves the country without notice during probation, he will not be given a work permit to work in the country for one year from the date of leaving the country.

If any of the parties violated these rules, the breaching party is required to financially compensate the other with a pay equivalent to regular work days of the remaining notice period.

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