Employment Law

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Entry Strategies & Secretarial

Employment Law

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Employment Law

Employment in the UAE is one of the most highly regulated sectors. This is due to the role expats provide within the unskilled to highly skilled service areas. Understanding employment law is therefore a key business risk which employers need to manage for effective and smooth functioning of their business.

KBH provides:

  • Bespoke employment policies and staff handbook preparation
  • Employment contracts for senior management, directors, middle management and staff
  • Handholding through terminations and redundancies
  • Assistance with visa and immigration requirements and procedures

Recent Experience:

Raul Silva v United Investment Bank (2014):  Bushra Ahmed was instructed by Stephenson Harwood as Counsel to represent the Defendant at the appeal hearing in relation to a claim arising out of an employment dispute.  This is the first time the DIFC Court has had to determine what is meant by an employee owing fiduciary duties in the DIFC under the Law of Obligations. 

Mustafa Al Hendi v Dubai Aerospace Engineering Ltd (2014): KBH acted for the Claimant in a claim arising out of alleged breaches of his contract of employment. The Defendant counterclaimed for breach of fiduciary duty and deceit. Bushra Ahmed was instructed as Counsel.

Aida Dagher v CII (UAE) Ltd (2013):  Bushra Ahmed was instructed by Bin Shabib Associates and therafter Stephenson Harwood as Counsel on behalf of the Claimant in a claim arising from breaches of an employment agreement and unlawful deductions of wages.