I would like to clarify to the questioner that currently his contract is considered as a contract for unlimited period and therefore he may give notice of resignation to the employer in accordance with the law and then to leave work upon the expiry of the notice period pursuant to the article No. 39 of the Federal Labour Law No. 8 of 1980 which states the following: “An employment contract shall, from its inception, be considered as an indefinite term contract if and only if it:
1. Is not written.
2. Is concluded for an unspecified period.
3. Was originally written and concluded for a definite term but both parties, without a written agreement between them, continued to perform it after its expiry; or
4. Was originally concluded for the execution of a specific work that had no specific duration or that is recurrent by nature, but the contract continued after completion of that specific work.”
- Questions answered by Advocate Mohammad Ebrahim Al Shaiba of Al Bahar Advocates and Legal Consultants.