The labour rights have been wrongly interpreted in this case. Once a case was filed, he could have worked temporarily by obtaining a temporary work permit from the Ministry of Labour for six months, renewable for a further six months if the case had not been decided yet. Also, he could have asked the Ministry of Labour to cancel his residency and return to his country after appointing a lawyer to follow up the case before the court. Therefore, he could transfer to a new company and no ban will be imposed if the court judgement shows that he has been forced to submit his resignation and break his limited contract.
Questions answered by Advocate Mohammad Ebrahim Al Shaiba of Al Shaiba Advocates and Legal Advisers