16 Feb 2012

EMPLOYEE JUSTICE PREVAILS WITH RECORD AED35 MILLION PAY OUT

Authored by: Hadef & Partners Press Office

EMPLOYEE JUSTICE PREVAILS WITH RECORD AED35 MILLION PAY OUT

In one of the biggest employment cases to be heard by the Dubai Courts, Hadef & Partners have successfully obtained a Court of Appeal judgment for AED35,390,026 for an ex-employee of Majid Al Futtaim Group.

The claim was issued in July 2009 following the arbitrary dismissal of a senior officer of the company. The employee claimed various heads of compensation pursuant to contractual rights that had been specifically negotiated by the parties. 
 
The lawyers at Hadef & Partners, Abdulrahman Juma and Clare Raven commented that:
 
"This is a great decision. We are very pleased that the court has shown its willingness to hand down a tough judgment in the interests of justice. The legal system needs to provide certainty and parties who negotiate specific contractual terms should have the confidence that they can recover their entitlement through the courts. This is an excellent outcome for Dubai as an international workplace.”