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Basic Info

  • Applicable Region UAE
  • Available Languages
    English & Arabic
  • Document No 0000239
  • Version V 1.0
  • Last Updated 07-06-2023
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Document Summary

This First Unauthorised Absence Letter should be used where an employee has failed to come into work and has not contacted the employer to account for their absence.


This letter should be used in conjunction with the Final Unauthorised Absence Letter which confirms the employee’s implied resignation where the employee has not responded to the First Unauthorised Absence Letter.

In accordance with article 44(8) of the UAE Labour Law: “The employer may dismiss the employee without prior notice, after conducting a written investigation with him. The dismissal decision shall be in writing and reasoned, and shall be handed by the employer; or his representative; to the employee in any of the following cases:

In case the employee absents himself from work for more than twenty (20) inconsecutive days in one year, or for more than seven (7) consecutive days without a legitimate reason or a justification that is acceptable to the employer".


This letter is intended for use in the UAE and the laws may differ in the free zones, you may need to have this document reviewed by a competent local legal practitioner.

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.