UAE: Probation Period Explained

UAE: Probation Period Explained News developments

UAE: Probation Period Explained

Emaratalyoum, 16 May 2022: The UAE’s Human Resources and Emiratisation Ministry has confirmed the employer has the right to appoint any employee for a trial period of up to six months from the date of starting work.

However, there can only be one probation period.

If the employee successfully passes the probation period and continues to work, the trial period will be counted within the period of service.

If the employer wants to terminate the employee’s service during the probation period, they must notify the employee in writing 14 days before the date of termination.

If the employee wants to move on, they must notify the original employer in writing within a month of their desire to terminate the contract.

The new employer has to compensate the original employer with recruitment costs or contracting with the employee, unless otherwise agreed. For full story, click here.

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Benjamin Filaferro