Basic Info

  • Applicable Region UAE
  • Available Languages
    English & Arabic
  • Document No 0000348
  • Version V 1.0
  • Last Updated 07-06-2023
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Document Summary

This letter is used where an employee has not reached the expected standard of performance during the probation period, and the employer wishes to terminate the employment before the end of the probation period.


Most employment contracts include a probation period. The aim of the process is to provide both parties with enough time to assess whether they are well suited for each other.

Where a probationary employee is not achieving the standards of performance or conduct that you expect during the probation period the employer may terminate the employment contract without any justification and without being liable to pay end of service gratuity (except for due salaries). The employer must serve a 14-day written notice, at least before the termination date.

Moreover, an employee who is on probation will not be able to claim unfair dismissal if dismissed during the probation period.

This letter is intended for use in the UAE

Before Execution

- The information on this front page or contained in the headers and footers of this instrument are for guidance purposes only.

- Please delete this front page together with the information contained in the headers, footers and the endnotes prior to circulating this letter. Where square brackets […] and highlights are used in the document, it indicates that there is missing or incomplete information which will need to be incorporated prior to signature.

- Please remove the square brackets and all highlighting prior to signature.


This document is provided for reference only and is not intended to be, and should not be considered, legal advice. Determinations about whether this document will be appropriate in your particular situation or jurisdiction should be made after consultation with a legal counsel. Kanoony will not assume any legal liability that may arise from the use of this document.