Disciplinary rules set by agencies

The full range of provincial and international work is through the law firms in Dubai, providing a variety of services. You must be well aware of labor laws while you are working in the UAE as these laws will surely help you. It makes you conscious of the office environment that you have to follow. Understanding and awareness regarding the labor laws can go a long way in making sure that you can guide clear of any disciplinary action at the workplace and can also get help by appointing a advocates in Dubai.

Rules imposed by the employer

The disciplinary rules that might be imposed by the employer shall be:

1 – Word of warning

2 – Fine or penalty

3 – Delay with reduced pay for a defined period but it should not be more than ten days

4 – Removal from or rescheduling of periodic bonuses in organizations containing a scheme for        such bonuses

5 – Denial of the promotion in establishments concerning a system for such promotion

6 – Release from work without injustice to the end of service benefit

7 – Notice from work and removal from the total end of service benefit.

Issuance of a model list by Minister of Labor and Social affairs

The Minister of Labor and Social Affairs shall issue, a model list of disciplinary rules and rewards by means of a division thereof, in order to direct the employers in setting their own rules in this regard.


The penalty might be a particular amount or an amount equal to the salary of the worker for a particular period. The fine approved with regards to one violation may not exceed the salary of five days.

Employee’s record concerning fines

Fines imposed on employees shall be recorded in a particular register together with the reason and circumstances of obligation. The name and salary of the employee will also be mentioned in this register and in this regard, decisions will be issued by the Minister of Labor and Social Affairs.

Rejection of penalty

The penalty of denial of the periodic grant might only be forced once per year. Such grant or allowance may not be delayed for more than six months.

Withdrawal of the promotion

The penalty of lack of promotion might not be imposed for more than one promotional cycle.

Financial Differences

The financial differences from the removal of the allowance, of which the employer shall benefit, shall be registered. A special account shall be owed and the monthly earnings thereof shall be used for the social welfare of the employees.

The disciplinary permit might not be imposed

No disciplinary permit might be imposed on the employee for an act committed thereby outside the office, unless such action is related to the work, the company or the responsible manager.


It shall not be acceptable to impose on the worker any of the permits, after having heard the worker and the defense investigated, and after having recorded the matter in minutes put down in his personal file.

Disciplinary offense

The employee might not be charged with a disciplinary offense after thirty days of the discovery.

Temporarily suspension

The employee might be temporarily suspended from job upon the charging thereof of a planned crime against life, property, reputation, sincerity, or of carrying out a strike.