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Davidson & Co Legal Consultants - Davidson & Co is a law firm in Dubai which was established by founding partner Jonathon Davidson in 2008 and continues to expand rapidly by attracting lawyers with significant experience of practicing in Dubai and throughout the GCC. Our team of legal consultants includes lawyers and staff from the United Kingdom, Russia, Australia, India and Pakistan. Our law firm’s mix of lawyers from all around the world allows us to accommodate clients by operating in a myriad of languages and cultures. The firm offers lawyers fluent in English, Arabic, Russian, Farsi, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi.
The UAE Labour Law provides for two ways in which an employer can lawfully terminate an employee.

1 – “Valid Reason”

Under Article 117, an employer may terminate an employee with notice as per their contract (minimum of 30 days’ and maximum 3 months’) for a “valid reason”. While the term “valid reason” is not defined under the law, any reason must be work related for example, poor performance or misconduct.

2 – Gross misconduct as defined in Articles 88 and 120 of the UAE Labour Law