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Domestic workers may leave job before end of contract

Other Kuwait City 12 Mar 21
Domestic workers may leave job before end of contract
Kuwaiti Court of Appeal states that domestic workers cannot be forced to stay for the full two-years and may leave before their contracts’ end.
Event Location
Kuwait , Kuwait
Kuwait City
Start Time
12 March 2021, 12:00 AM
End Time
31 March 2021, 12:00 AM

Kuwaiti Court of Appeal stated that domestic workers may leave their job before end of 2-year contract, local media reported.

The verdict came after a domestic worker was charged by her employer for leaving her job before the end of the contract. The court rejected the case.

The court pointed out that according to the Labour Recruitment Law, if a domestic worker wants to leave before the end of their contract their employer is entitled to compensation but cannot force them to continue the contract as is a form of “modern day slavery”.

“There should be a balance between the duties of the employer and the employee,” the court stated.

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