Workers are most important resource for any organization. In order to retain the workers, employer makes contracts with them. There are two types of contracts in Saudi Arabia, fixed term and indefinite contract. We have published a detail article about “Fixed Term and Indefinite Contract”. According to Saudi Labor Law, any party cannot terminate the contract without giving proper notice period. A separate article on “Notice Period under Saudi Labor Law” has also been published. However, there is some exception to this rule. An employee can “Resign without Notice Period” in certain cases. Similarly, an employer can also terminate his employees in some circumstances. In this article, we will be explaining about the situations when an employer can terminate his employee without giving any notice period.
Termination of Contract without Notice
- If the worker is absent from work for more than 20 days without any valid reason, and employer has sent him 2 warnings through emails or to his registered address after completing 10 days and 15 days of absenteeism, employer can terminate him without any notice. Source: Arab News
Termination of Contract due to Invalid Reasons
If the contract has been terminated due to invalid reason, the aggrieved party may contact the labor office. Labor office after hearing from both parties will decide the fault and make the other party liable to pay compensation to the innocent party.