Answer: If you were brought to Kuwait by this company, under the Labour Law you have to work for them for three years before you will be qualified to apply for a release. Under this scenario you can ask for a release after December, on the other hand, if you were hired locally you are clothed with the right to ask for a release at any point in time as you are a university graduate. Should the company refuse to give you a release if you satisfy the above conditions, you seek redress by filing a complaint at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour through the Labour Office in your area.
I joined a multinational company in Kuwait as sales executive in September 2017. They terminated my contract in May 2018 and my last working day with them was in August after I served the 3 months notice period. Total time with the company is 10 months and 15 days.
I have not taken any annual leave during my time with the company and as such, I have 20 days annual leave pending. Could you please advise if I am eligible for 15 days indemnity, and if I can encash my annual leaves, as my contract was terminated by the company.
Name withheld Yes, since you have been forced by the company you are entitled to 15 days salary as indemnity. You can also encash the pending 20 days annual leave.
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