Document – Dismissal During Probation Period

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United Arab Emirates
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English - Arabic
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V 1.0
Last updated
21 06 21

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 and the laws may differ in the free zones, you may need to have this document reviewed by a competent local legal practitioner.

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