The UAE issues a decision obligating the employer to take this measure regarding employees
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization declared that a worker is allowed to shift to a new job during the trial period, provided that he tells the original employer in writing of no less than a month from the date of the worker's decision to terminate the employment contract and moves to a new job during the trial period.
The Ministry of Labor and Welfare explained that if a worker moves to a new job during the trial period in his original job, the new employer is obligated to compensate the previous employer, from which the worker will move, with the costs of recruitment or contracting, or according to the agreement between the two parties.
The worker is placed on probation for a period not exceeding six months
The legislation gives the employer the ability to put the employee on trial for a period of time that cannot be longer than six months from the date the employee first begins working, It is not permissible for the worker to be placed on probation more than once with the same company, It is required that the employee's time spent on probation be credited toward their total number of years of service in the event that the probationary period is successfully completed.
Cancellation of the employment contract during the probation period
However, if the worker decides to cancel the employment contract during the probation period in order to leave the UAE, he is required to tell the employer of this decision in writing 14 days before the date that is set for termination.
If the employer wants to terminate the worker's service while the worker is still in the probationary period, the employer is required to give the worker written notice of this decision at least 14 days before the day on which the termination would take effect.
If, on the other hand, the worker decides to return to the UAE and obtains a new permit within three months of the date of departure, the worker's new employer is expected to compensate the worker's prior employer, This is the case unless the employee and the worker's previous employer have come to an alternative arrangement regarding this matter.