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Case Law Update
Genager v Greet Limited
In the Small Claims Tribunal in the DIFC, the Claimant was successful in her claims for unpaid salary and penalties under Article 18 for late payment thereof (amounting to AED 92,711.73)
The SCT held that the Claimant was an employee of Greet Limited, the defence failed to establish that the Claimant was employed by another Company by way of a secondment.
Griet v Guido LLC
Again in the SCT, the Claimant sustained a serious leg injury and claimed compensation for unfair dismissal and compensation for sick leave amounting to AED 500,000. The Claimant also sought a waiver of the restrictions in his Employment Contract
The Defendant maintained that it provided a sufficient reason for termination, pursuant to Article 60, both verbally and in writing.
The Claimant failed in his claims. The Court held both parties bear their own costs.
Legislation and Practice
Dubai residents must secure health insurance cover by 31 December 2016, otherwise they will face a fine of Dh500 a month once the deadline comes into effect from 1 January 2017.
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