Abu Dhabi Labour Court hands over entitlements of 3,806 workers, worth AED106 million

ABU DHABI, The Abu Dhabi Labour Court has announced the remittance of financial entitlements to 3,806 workers, worth AED 106,505,923.

The move is part of the expedited enforcement orders of court decisions issued in cases during the first three months of 2022.

According to the Abu Dhabi Labour Court statistics, the number of cases registered before the Court of First Instance during the first quarter of this year amounted to 1,932 cases, of which 98 percent were adjudicated. However, the number of cases filed on appeal was 506, with a settlement rate of 97 percent.

The number of settled electronic requests reached 24,687 demands, while the “Inquire” platform registered 806 requests, with 97 percent of replies given within the time limit granted.

Youssef Saeed Al Abri, Under-Secretary of Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD), said that the periodic performance reports reflect achieving justice and granting entitlements to the relevant claimants in record time, following the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, to develop a pioneering judicial system.

The mechanism that has been adopted to deal with labour disputes in Abu Dhabi courts allows for easy registration of cases through the available electronic channels, holding remote hearings through video conferencing technology and using the mobile court to reach the workers’ location in collective cases, Al Abri explained.

He added that cases are promptly settled, and judgments are rendered with expedited enforcement as per the provisions of the labour law and its regulations, which guarantee the rights of both parties, and enhance the efficiency, flexibility and sustainability of the labour market in the country.

Al Abri emphasised the commitment of the Labour Court to consolidate the judicial approaches and procedures in accordance with the new articles introduced in the Federal Decree-Law No. 33 of 2021 regarding the regulation of employment relationships, which came into force on 2nd February 2022, and Cabinet Resolution No. 1 of 2022 on the implementation of this law to achieve the desired goals.

Source: Emirates News Agency