Employer ordered to pay worker’s dues

ABU DHABI — Upholding the verdicts of the lower courts, the Federal Supreme Court recently ordered an institution here to pay dues amounting to Dh55,000 to a worker whose case was earler turned down by the institution claiming that he had died.

By Adel Arafah

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Published: Mon 8 Oct 2007, 8:35 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:46 AM

The worker’s lawyer had filed a lawsuit against the employer demanding the payment of the dues against his 22-year service, including 120-day leave balance, and other entitlements.

The worker’s lawyer said that as his client was unable to come for family reasons, he had given him the power of attorney to collect the dues on his behalf.

The institution claimed that the worker had died, and he had not authorised any lawyer to collect his entitlements.

The Abu Dhabi Shariah Court of First Instance ordered the institution to pay the worker’s Dh55,000 dues in full, following a report submitted by an accounts expert and an embassy representative, which proved that the worker is alive, and that the power of attorney is valid.

The judgment was confirmed by the Abu Dhabi Shariah Court of Appeal.

The institution then moved the Federal Supreme Court, which also rejected its appeal, pinpointing that the documents provided by the worker’s lawyer ascertained his entitlements. The institution was ordered to pay the worker’s dues.

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