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Saturday , November 28 2020

Working in company without contract

I am working in a private sector company in Kuwait. I joined the company by signing an offer letter which states that my job contract is for a specific period of three years. After one year they offered me a better position and I continue to work with the company. My contract as per the offer letter expired on December 2018 and none of the parties renewed the contract formally. So my question is, is it possible for the company to terminate me anytime now? Or since the contract is not renewed formally, will I be getting another 3 safe years with the company. Looking forward for your kind support.

Name withheld

Answer: As the contract expired in December 2018 with neither party formally renewing it, but you are still at post, we take it that the company still needs your services and probably has put you on an open contract. To know your exact fate, however nothing prevents you from approaching your employer to seek clarification on the issue. With regard to having your services terminated, that is the exclusive right of the employer and he cannot be compelled by anyone to keep you when he/she doesn’t need your services anymore.

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