LABOR COURT ASKS EMPLOYER TO GIVE ESB DUE SALARIES TO DISMISSED WORKER

The labor court of KSA presided over a legal session regarding claims of unjust dismissal of the petitioner by his employer and ruled out the employing company is indeed guilty and thus should compensate the petitioner.

The petitioner approached the Labor Court to file a lawsuit against its employer for unlawful termination. In fact the employee claimed that not only he was dismissed unlawfully but the employer also failed to provide his end of service benefits, due wages and experience certificate. The plaintiff also produced an official letter from the company’s HR before the court to prove his claim. Despite the various court summons, the company representatives did not attend these proceedings to defend their case.

Resultantly, the court ruled in favor of the plaintiff and ordered the company to pay the delayed monthly salaries of the employee, end of service gratuity equivalent to half a month’s salary for each year of the first five years as per the Saudi Labor Law, and a compensation amount of 2 months’ salary for the unlawful dismissal. It also asked the company to provide the plaintiff with an experience certificate given that no derogatory remarks that might harm the petitioner’s reputation and thus his chances to land a job elsewhere is mentioned. The court further added that the given judgement is final and the employer cannot appeal for retrial.

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