Thank you Bonk for your very swift response.
Unfortunately the two companies are in different free zones.
The contract is for 3 years so must be a 3 year limited contract?
If my sister's old employer had reported her as 'absconding' would that not be registered under her status on the Labour Ministry website? She did abscond but had very good reason for doing so. This was only after giving notice in the correct way and them delaying paying her, after months of not paying on time. She was very worried about giving her passport over to these people as they have form for not paying properly. She felt she would be trapped, homeless and penniless in Dubai if she had done so. In fact at one stage she did not have money to pay for her medication. They knew that our brother was due to have heart surgery and still did not honour their commitment to her and deal with her thus enabling her to leave the country on time to get to our brother in the US.
Is there any way of checking her status without her having to re-enter Dubai first as she is worried about doing so?
The contract is with a company which is now practically dormant, most of the staff have gone and the company has been taken over by another operating property developer.
Thank you so much for your help. Michelle.