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Old Feb 19th 2009, 12:31 am
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The wife got called into her employer today to get her severage package.

So far they have not paid her for two months BEFORE she lost her job.

From what we believe they also owe her:
  • 3 years gratuity
  • 3 years worth of untaken and unpaid flight
  • maternity payments
  • holiday entitlement
  • 1 months notice
  • potential compensation for unfair dismissal

She goes to meet the boss.....they offer her 17k dhs.....take it or leave it..


She obviously laughed at the offer, and was told ..."fine spend all your savings on a lawyer..see if we care"

nice eh??
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Old Feb 19th 2009, 12:37 am
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Originally Posted by Jammy_Dodgers
The wife got called into her employer today to get her severage package.

So far they have not paid her for two months BEFORE she lost her job.

From what we believe they also owe her:
  • 3 years gratuity
  • 3 years worth of untaken and unpaid flight
  • maternity payments
  • holiday entitlement
  • 1 months notice
  • potential compensation for unfair dismissal

She goes to meet the boss.....they offer her 17k dhs.....take it or leave it..


She obviously laughed at the offer, and was told ..."fine spend all your savings on a lawyer..see if we care"

nice eh??
I hope you get sorted fella, they seem like a bunch of real twats, and the thing is, judging by stories on here it isn't uncommon how badly staff get treated.
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Old Feb 19th 2009, 1:35 am
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on the other hand, I wonder what kind of leverage she commands, seeing as she's a realtively high-profile television presenter - I say "high-profile", but you know what I mean... she sounds a memorable kids presenter and people would be interested in her story.
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Old Feb 19th 2009, 1:39 am
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Easy, just mention the magic words - MoL (ministry of Labour or free zone authority)
No lawyer required , and their action is fantastic and swift = same day
I suggest to email, letter, fax company of your intention and you’ll see the positive outcome..
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Originally Posted by Spugsy
I hope you get sorted fella, they seem like a bunch of real twats, and the thing is, judging by stories on here it isn't uncommon how badly staff get treated.
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on the other hand, I wonder what kind of leverage she commands, seeing as she's a realtively high-profile television presenter - I say "high-profile", but you know what I mean... she sounds a memorable kids presenter and people would be interested in her story.
While it may be true that they are being bastards, it's a two way street; that station has been in financial difficulty since more than 3 months now and that has been reported in many news agencies websites...So, if they don't have the money, how would someone expect to be paid???
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Originally Posted by saddam
Easy, just mention the magic words - MoL (ministry of Labour or free zone authority)
No lawyer required , and their action is fantastic and swift = same day
I suggest to email, letter, fax company of your intention and you’ll see the positive outcome..
The volume of victims is getting a lot for the Ministry to handle...But then again, JD has received a PM from someone with connections...
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Good staff, and agree with you conf.
We shouldn’t accept this kind of bullying…it is happened to some –including me- and some one has to stop it, even the result might not be satisfactory but at lease we try- so they know
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Labour Court, it's free JD
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Sod em JD, just concentrate on Mrs JD and baba.

Nothing else is important..

I would take the 17K, and put it firmly behind.

Good luck
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Originally Posted by commander
Sod em JD, just concentrate on Mrs JD and baba.

Nothing else is important..

I would take the 17K, and put it firmly behind.

Good luck
That's very good advice.
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Old Feb 19th 2009, 3:21 pm
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From reading this sounds like your missus is best off out of there...


http://www.xpress4me.com/news/uae/dubai/20012006.html
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Originally Posted by NorthernLad
From reading this sounds like your missus is best off out of there...
http://www.xpress4me.com/news/uae/dubai/20012006.html
As the other dismissed presenters are all high profile too and presumably in the same boat, why not club together? A joint approach, possibly with support from a lawyer, might well produce an improved offer. Go for AED50,000 for Kristy...take it or go to Court. See what happens.
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Originally Posted by Bambi in Abu Dhabi
That's very good advice.
No.................

17k is peanuts - you've nothing to lose (apart from peanuts) by going for their collective jugular...............

Rip their lungs out. Be the one who refused to 'just take it or leave it'.
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They're shameless - it is not as if they have no money. It is supposedly a big group of companies after all... but it will be a long and lengthy battle. Only you know whether it is worth the effort especially with the little one on the way?

Good luck and best wishes!
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Normally dean, I'd agree but she is heavily pregnant and the hassle and stress (combined with the fact that employers can make life very very difficult for people if they wish. I.e residency status etc) for me makes it not worth it.

Put all the energy into baby and mums well being.
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