Termination of Employee Contract without providing end of service benefits- Article 80 Saudi Labor Law

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Termination of Employee Contract without providing end of service benefits- Article 80 Saudi Labor Law


An employer may terminate the contract without an award, advance notice or indemnity in the following cases, and provided that he gives the employee a chance to state his reasons for objecting to the termination:.

  1. If, during or by reason of the work, the employee assaults the employer, the manager in-charge or any of his superiors.
  2. If the employee fails to perform his essential obligations arising from the work contract, or to obey legitimate orders, or if, in spite of written warnings, he deliberately fails to observe the instructions related to the safety of work and employees as may be posted by the employer in a prominent place.
  3. If it is established that the employee has committed a misconduct or an act infringing on honesty or integrity
  4. If the employee deliberately commits any act or default with the intent to cause material loss to the employer, provided that the latter shall report the incident to the appropriate authorities within twenty-four hours from being aware of such occurrence.
  5. If the employee resorts to forgery in order to obtain the job.
  6. If the employee is hired on probation.
  7. If the employee is absent without valid reason for more than thirty days in one year or for more than fifteen consecutive days, provided that the dismissal be preceded by a written warning from the employer to the employee if the latter is absent for twenty days in the first case and for ten days in the second.
  8. If the employee unlawfully takes advantage of his position for personal gain.
  9. If the employee discloses work- related industrial or commercial secrets.


 In all above cased employee should give opportunity to state reason objecting the termination.

Saudi Labor Law

Recent Comments 4

  • By: Anonymous one year ago
    Anonymous did you get end of service benifits from the company
  • By: Anonymous one year ago
    I was terminated by the employer according to article 80 (3) and given termination letter. Finally they gave me a final Exit. Can I go for other job in KSA?
  • By: Anonymous one year ago
    How he terminated your contract? Do you have any termination letter?
  • By: Anonymous one year ago
    Hi My name sheikh imran and i am from india My sponcer is terminate me but still he doesnt send me to india since 45 days i dont have any work i just sit in housing and waiting for clearance but my boss he is telling he will not send me until i will not filed the reigned letter at this situation what my right can you plz advise

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