The end of service benefit, or gratuity payment, is a legal entitlement for private sector workers in the UAE. It begins to accrue after the first full year of employment with a company (or private sponsor in the case of domestic workers) and is relied upon by many as a form of lump sum
Gaining an understanding of developments in the legal sphere, regarding discrimination laws and their influence on the workplace, should be a top priority for anybody looking to hire employees in the UAE. This is not only the responsibility of the HR department (or the person scripting job adverts in smaller organisations), but also management.
There’s the famous urban legend of the investment banker who just before heading to lunch, picks up the top half of a pile of new CVs on his desk and drops them in the bin, unread. When his lunch colleague questions why he would do such a thing, he claims that those applicants are