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Getting Personal Rights

A lot has been mentioned about the rights of employers over their employees and the situation in which employees can be dismissed without notification and without benefits. I want to know under what conditions the employees can take a similar step and yet not lose any of their benefits.

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Answer:
The employee has similar rights but the problem does not lie in the Labor Law, rather it is the employees who are at fault because they are unaware of their rights . In fact the Kuwait Labor Law, enacted on Feb 20, 2010, has given a lot of rights to employees. Some employers, however, use workers ignorance of the law to their benefit. Focusing on your above question, employees should be aware of Article 48 of the Kuwait Labor Law which states as follows: “The worker shall have the right to terminate his work contract without notification and shall be entitled to his end of service benefits in any of the following cases:

a. If the employer does not abide by the terms of the contract or the provisions of the law

b. If the worker is assaulted by or because of provocation of either the employer or his deputy

c. If continuing work endangers his safety and health pursuant to the decision of the medical arbitration committee at the ministry of health

d. If the employer or his deputy commits an act of cheating or fraud with regard to work conditions upon signing of the contract

. If the employer accuses the worker of committing a punishable act and the final verdict acquits the worker

f. If the employer or his deputy commits an act against the worker which violates public morals

So, you can see from the law that there are so many situations on which the above article can be applied to get a person’s rights.

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