Working in UAE for 1 year, if resign, 6 months ban?

Samin Ato
is a autoCAD operator in United Arab Emirates

Hello po, tanong ko lang po sa dito po sa UAE pag naka 1 year service kana po at gusto mung mag resign magkakaroon ka po ba ng 6 months ban?

Translation: If I've been working in United Arab Emirates for 1 year and I would like to resign, would I get a 6 months ban?


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Adelaimar C Arias-Jose
is a Legal expert in the Philippines
Hindi ako familiar sa mga labor laws sa UAE. Hindi ko rin masyadong maintindihan kung ang tinatanong mo ba ay yung labor laws ng UAE, labor laws ng Philippines or yung rules ng POEA sa deployment ban. Sana bigyan mo pa ng detalye at contexto iyong tanong mo para maintindihan ko.
A Pilipinas kasi, a resignation means na yung employee ang kumilos para maputol ang ugnayan nila noong employer. So since ikaw mismo ang gumawa ng paraan para ma separate ka mula sa iyong employment, you bear the loss.
Yung ban na six months ang hindi ko maintindihan. Palagay ko, ang tinutukoy mo ay ang laws ng UAE. Generally, when you are given a visa, the visa is coterminous(kasing haba nang) duration ng contract mo. Ibig sabihin, kung ang employment contract mo ay para sa two years, ang visa mo ay ganoon din ang term, two years. So, kung ikaw ay mag-resign, wala ka nang trabaho pero yung visa mo ay valid pa. Pero, sa totoo, hindi ka puedeng kumuha ng ibang employment contract kung hindi ka babalik muna sa Pilipinas at mula dito, magpapa-deploy ka ulit.
So, ,kung halimbawa, umuwi ka nga sa Pilipinas, valid pa iyong visa mo for one year (kasi nga two-years yung visa mo ayon na rin sa two-year employment contract mo). Hindi ka puedeng isyuhan ng bagong visa dahil meron ka pang valid visa. So hihintayin munang malakaran iyon at mag-lapse bago ka isyuhan ng bagong visa na coterminous sa bago mong employment contract.

I hope this makes sense. Please give me more details para naman masagot kita ng tama.

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Adelaimar C Arias-Jose

I am a graduate of the UP College of Law. Member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines since 1995. I am currently involved in private practice in criminal, civil and labor law.
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