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Basic Info

  • Applicable Region UAE
  • Available Languages
    English & Arabic
  • Document No 00005
  • Version V 1.0
  • Last Updated 07-06-2023
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Document Summary

This “Harassment and Bullying Policy” has been drafted for use in the United Arab Emirates in line with best practices.

It provides employees with assurance that their employer is committed to preventing harassment and bullying at work. It contains directions on how to face bullying informally and through a proper formal procedure.


This Policy refers to most known illicit basis of discrimination and harassment, including age, race, sex, and disability. It sets out the employer’s commitment to protect its personnel from bullying and harassment.

The Federal Decree-Law 33 of 2021 (Labour Law) bans all types of sexual harassment and bullying (oral/physical/psychological).

This Policy contains the following sections:

1.       Policy Statement

2.       Harassment

3.       Grounds of Harassment and Bullying

4.       Reporting

5.       Legal Framework

6.       Procedure

7.       Breaches of this Policy

8.       Responsibility

9.       Confidentiality

10.   Communication


This document is intended for use in the United Arab Emirates.


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.

Before Execution

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