Ban slapped for breaching labour contract

ABU DHABI — Labour authorities have slapped a one-year ban and a deportation order on an Asian employee for breaching the labour contract, Khaleej Times has learnt. “I have probed case of this employee, and found his claims as untrue. He has breached the labour contract and is liable to the provisions of the law,” Dr Khalid Mohammed Al Khazraji told this reporter.

By Nada S. Mussallam

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Published: Wed 27 Apr 2005, 10:09 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 3:28 PM

He said he had personally investigated the claims of the Indian labourer Satnam Singh, Sales Executive at the Dubai-based Mamooth Service, who allegedly accused his sponsor of coercing him into signing his resignation. “We have listened to his claims and were ready to protect his rights, but he failed to show any documents that prove he was forced to quit,” said Dr Khazraji. He said the ministry has taken the decision in accordance with the laws and regulations streamlining the labour relations between employees and employers.

Singh has sent a petition to Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Dr Ali bin Abdullah Al Kaabi’s office claiming that his manager had earlier asked him for his certificates to use them for personal purposes, but he refused to hand them over. “He had asked for my certificates to issue some forged visas. I didn’t accept that and he threatened to send me back to India. He then started treating me badly and recently, asked me to sign my resignation,” said Singh in his petition.

He said he was astonished to know the sponsor has cancelled his visa and that he had incurred a one-year ban from working in the country. He claimed the manager had also threatened him that he wouldn’t allow him to come to the country, and if he managed to do so, would block all ways for him to work elsewhere. Singh has also protested over unpaid salary for the month of March.

He claimed that he lodged a complaint with the ministry’s office in Dubai on March 19, and the employer reported him as absconding on April 9 in an English newspaper. “He hasn’t filed any grievances with the ministry. According to the evidence we have, he tendered his resignation and no one forced him to leave his job,” said Dr Khazraji.

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