REACH­ING OUT TO DUBAI’S WORK­FORCE

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A woman has been given three months in jail for beat­ing up a do­mes­tic worker who asked for his un­paid salary. The court in Abu Dhabi’s western re­gion of Al Dhafra, handed down the sen­tence to the Emi­rati woman af­ter she was found guilty of as­sault­ing the Asian man and in­sult­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer. Of­fi­cial doc­u­ments showed that the do­mes­tic worker com­plained to po­lice in Al Dhafra af­ter be­ing at­tacked by his boss. The man told po­lice that the woman hit him with a stick at her home in Al Dhafra af­ter he de­manded his un­paid wages that had been de­layed for weeks. A med­i­cal re­port con­firmed that the worker had been beaten with a stick. When a po­lice of­fi­cer phoned the de­fen­dant to en­quire about the is­sue, the woman hurled ver­bal as­saults at him. The woman de­nied charges of as­sault and in­sult­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer. She told the court that she only had a dis­cus­sion with the worker and ex­pressed sur­prise that he had re­ported her to the po­lice. The judge re­jected her claims and con­victed her based on ev­i­dence pre­sented by prose­cu­tors.

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