Basic Info

  • Applicable Region UAE
  • Available Languages
    English & Arabic
  • Document No 000033
  • Version V 1.0
  • Last Updated 07-06-2023
  • Reviews 0
Document Summary

This “Letter Declining Salary Increase Request” is used by an employer to decline the request of an employee for an early or premature raise.


Assuming your employee meets the organization's performance expectations and his employment records demonstrate that he makes valuable contributions to the organization, you probably would like to grant his request for a salary increase.

But there may be a number of reasons why you can't, which you must explain to him when you decline such a request. The reasons might be related to company policy on raising salaries, budget constraints or the timing of his request. At any rate, you should write a letter and meet with him privately to explain why you declined the request.


This letter is intended for use in the MENA region and the laws in the MENA area may differ from one country to the other, 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.

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