Employment & Labour Law


If you are looking for:

  • Employment and Labour Lawyer in Dubai 
  • Employment Contract Lawyers in Dubai

We are here to help!

Established for almost 30 years in Dubai.
We are professional, efficient, approachable and cost-effective.
Our experienced employment department at James Berry & Associates has all the expertise you need.

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Take Advantage of our Personal Approach

Because our Lawyers work directly with clients to understand their unique situation, we can scale our services to offer more creative and customised approaches.

  • Our Employment department has years of experience dealing with all issues relating to discrimination and labour laws, employment relationships, employee contracts, employment law and human resource policies.
  • We make it our business to set and manage realistic expectations.
  • We offer affordable and flexible pricing for all our employment and labour law services.  

Our employment team

Our expert employment team will be happy to assist with any of your employment queries, including but not limited to any questions relating to the termination of the employment relationship and an employee’s entitlements under the UAE Labour Law and drafting employment contracts/Director’s Service Agreements or key company Human Resources Policies, in line with good international practice. 

Our employment & labour lawyers provide employment advice to:




Our engagements

  • Availability & reactivity
  • Clarity of fees
  • Information & transparency


To get in touch with our team or to book an appointment or send your email to enquiries@jamesberrylaw.ae.

Employment Law Advice for Businesses

Avoiding any disputes with your employees is extremely important in running an efficient and successful business.  Whether you require structural advice on your staff relations or you find yourself in a dispute with an employee, you should have professional advice that takes into account the sensitivity often required in employment situations whilst protecting your business interests. 

Many of our clients have welcomed the opportunity of having us review every aspect of their employment structure from the contracts and policies in place, to systems and procedures for handling disputes and all requests and other employment related issues.  We are happy to have an initial meeting with employers to assess their requirements and provide a fee structure of charges for any work or advice needed.

By taking a commercial, practical and authoritative approach to employment disputes, we aim to help prevent employment problems before they arise by putting in place contracts, policies, systems and procedures aimed at avoiding expensive, time consuming and destructive employment disputes.  When problems do arise, we look to deal with issues promptly, pragmatically and cost-effectively so you can continue running your business.

Employment law services for businesses

  • Unfair dismissal claims
  • Whistleblowing claims
  • Discrimination claims
  • Breach of contract claims
  • Disputes relating to bonuses, commission and/or share entitlements
  • Restrictive covenants, including in connection with team moves
  • Minority shareholder rights
  • Shares and share options
  • Confidentiality and fiduciary duties
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Settlement agreements and settlement negotiations
  • Arbitrary” dismissal
  • End of service gratuity

Employment Law Advice for Individuals

Your rights as an employee can become complicated.  Whether you find yourself in a dispute with your employer or need assistance to negotiate your employment terms or exit package (including End of Service Gratuity), it is important to take professional advice that takes into account the sensitivity often required in employment situations whilst protecting your interests and rights. 

You may require a review of your rights generally if you are just starting your employment here in the UAE and our specialist team can advise you on your contract and visa requirements.

We also advise on Settlement Agreements and are able to help negotiate to achieve the best possible outcome for you and reserve your rights should this escalate to issuing a claim in the Courts.  

If you wish to get in touch with our employment department, email to employment@jamesberrylaw.ae.

Employment law services for individuals

  • Defending unfair dismissal
  • Breach of contract
  • Discrimination
  • Claims relating to bonuses,       
  • Commission and/or share entitlements
  • Director duties
  • Confidential information
  • Allegations of bullying
  • Data protection and workplace monitoring
  • Arbitrary dismissal
  • End of service gratuity


James B. Berry

  • Managing Partner
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  • Expert in Employment law

    When do you need an expert in Employment law? Before you realize it and before you start dealing with a situation yourself! We were delighted to work with Helena on a number of specific sensitive employment contractual issues. She was very professional, knowledgeable and efficient. Her solutions for the Company were precise, complete and economic. I would have no hesitation in referring her to other Companies or individuals who need advice or representation.

    Richard Smyth |MD Tea Trading International DMCC

  • Employment Law Seminars

    The annual employment law seminars provided by JBA have also been some of the most informative and helpful seminars we have attended.

    Employment law client, Abu Dhabi

  • Legal Issues in Employment Law

    JBA recently assisted me with an employment issue I had with my ex-employer and achieved a totally satisfactory result. The staff at JBA are extremely professional, courteous and knowledgeable and I would definitely recommend them to anyone and will not hesitate to call upon their services again in the future

    Employment law client, Abu Dhabi

  • With very little context, we were provided with helpful and clear guidance. We will certainly be using James Berry & Associates again in the future.

    Employment law client, London

  • No one looks forward to being involved in any law suits, but having the right legal team that will look out for our company’s best interest is exactly what we need; the team at JBA completely fulfills this essential need.

    Employment law client

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