Separation Agreement and General Release


Separation Agreement and General Release

Basic Info

  • Applicable Region UAE
  • Available Languages
    English & Arabic
  • Document No 0000669
  • Version V 1.0
  • Last Updated 01-25-2024
  • Reviews 0
Document Summary

This Separation Agreement and General Release outlines the terms of termination between an employee and a company. It includes provisions regarding separation pay and entitlements, non-admission of liability by the company, release of claims by the employee, confidentiality obligations, and governing laws.


This agreement aims to formally end the employment relationship and protect the interests of both parties involved.

According to Article 42 of Federal Decree-Law No. 33 of 2021 on Regulation of Labour Relations, the employment contract shall be terminated upon the parties written agreement, expiry of the period specified in the contract unless extended or renewed, at the request of either party provided that a notice period is served, death of the employer if the subject of the contract is related to him in person, death or permanent total disability of the employee, sentencing the employee by a final judgement with a freedom-restricting penalty for a period of not less than (3) three months, permanent closure  of the company, bankruptcy or insolvency of the employer, or failure of the employee to meet the conditions of work permit renewal for any reason beyond the control of the employer.

This Agreement contains the following sections:

    1. Separation Pay and Benefits
    2. Non-Admission
    3. Compensation and Benefits
    4. Employee’s Representations
    5. Waiver and Release
    6. Agreement
    7. Successors
    8. Severability
    9. Entire Agreement
    10. Governing Law
    11. Interpretation
    12. Waiver


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


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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