I am the wife of someone who has just been given notice of termination of employment.
My husband works for a large international company and has been told they need to cut costs in Dubai.
It is a FTSE 100 company, in the UK he would have been entitled to redundancy, (worked for the company 15 years, 11 in the UK and 4 here) but because they made him resign from the UK company and be on a local contract here he is not entitled to any. (unless anyone knows different-I have heard of a few cases being taken to court in the UK) This stinks, all his direct line bosses work from the UK for the UK company and if they get made redundant they will get the full UK redundancy package.
What is considered Redundancy - his job will still have to be done, it will probably be divided among his collegues. The company may need to cut costs in Dubai but Annual pre-tax profits for the company were up 42% to £2.4bn, so they are not broke!
He got told over the phone by his line manager in the UK on Tuesday 24th July, so far he has recieved no written notice or had any contact from HR! (which is in South Africa)
Is he entitled to compensation for arbitrary dismissal under UAE labour law
I have gone from being shocked to being very angry, while he is looking for another job, I am making sure that he knows what he is entitled to.
They will pay 3 months notice as in his contract, plus gratuity and accrued holiday.
I just would like peoples thoughts on his right to compensation for being made redundant.