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Sunday, 3 August 2014

Termination without Notice Period under Article 81 of Saudi Labor Law

In this blog, we have been continuously writing about the rights of expatriates in Saudi Arabia. Today, we will be writing about the rights of employers of Saudi Arabia. In continuance of our previous article, “Resignation without Notice Period” we are writing this article regarding the situations when an employer can terminate his employees without giving any notice period, indemnity, any kind of payment including End of Service Benefits. These cases have been covered in the article 80 of the Saudi Labor Law. All these cases have been elaborated in easy English in the following paragraphs. In any other case which is not covered below, an employer will have to provide a notice period to the employee. Recommended: What is the Notice Period under Saudi Labor Law?

  • The worker assaults employer or any representative of the employer including supervisors and managers, during work or by reason of work – Article 80 (1) of Saudi Labor Law.
  • The worker fails to perform his essential obligations arising from the work, does not obey legitimate orders or deliberately fails to observe the instruction related to safety of other employees and work – Article 80 (2) of Saudi Labor Law. Recommended: SR 25,000 fine if you are not wearing safety equipment in Saudi Arabia
  • The employee commits misconduct or an act of infringement or dishonesty which affects his integrity – Article 80 (3) of Saudi Labor Law.
  • The employee commits a deliberate default with an intention to cause material loss to the employer, provided that the employer reports such default to appropriate authorities within 24 hours of such default – Article 80 (4) of Saudi Labor Law.
  • The employee is involved in “forgery of documents” – Article 80 (5) of Saudi Labor Law. Recommended: Trading Visas & Forgery of Documents
  • The employee is in probation period – Article 80 (6) of Saudi Labor Law. Recommended: Probation Rules under Saudi Labor Law
  • If the worker is absent from work for more than 30 days without any valid reason in one year or for more than 15 consecutive days provided that the employer has sent him written warnings after 20 days in first case and after 10 days in the later case – Article 80 (7) of Saudi Labor Law.
  • The worker takes advantage of his work for personal benefits or to illegitimately earn personal profits – Article 80 (8) of Saudi Labor Law
  • The worker discloses, work related, industrial or commercial secrets to someone who is not authorized to receive such information – Article 80 (9) of Saudi Labor Law

Resignation /Termination under Saudi Labor Law
  1. End of Service Benefits (ESB) Calculation
  2. Retirement Age in Saudi Arabia
  3. Notice Period under Saudi Labor Law
  4. Can I request Final Exit within 3 months?
  5. Resignation without Notice Period under Article 81 of Saudi Labor Law

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