Football association asked to pay Dh512,000 to ex- staff

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Football association asked to pay Dh512,000 to ex- staff

Abu Dhabi - The firm was asked to compensate for his unlawful dismissal.


Ismail Sebugwaawo

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Published: Wed 29 Nov 2017, 9:23 PM

Last updated: Wed 29 Nov 2017, 11:26 PM

A football association has been ordered to pay Dh512,000 to their former marketing director for arbitrarily terminating his contract. The Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi upheld earlier rulings by lower courts that ordered the sports institution to pay the amount to their former employee.
The marketing director, an Arab national, had filed a lawsuit against the football institution based in the northern emirate, demanding that it pay his gratuity dues, five per cent of his total contract amount and be compensated for the arbitrary termination of his contract.
 The man said in his lawsuit that he had signed an agreement to work as the marketing director for the sports body. But before his contract ended, the company decided to terminate him without a genuine reason. The man said that after his termination, the company refused to pay his salary for the last month of work, allowances and end of service benefits.
 The company also did not compensate him for unlawful dismissal from work.
 The Court of First Instance and the appellate court had ordered the football institution to pay the man Dh512,801. The sports body challenged the ruling at UAE's top court, which rejected its appeal.

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