Labor Abu Dhabi: The Emirate’s governmental judiciary body for the resolution of labor or employment-related matters and disputes, the Abu Dhabi Labor Court has revealed that it has cleared $28,996,707 worth financial entitlements for 3,806 workers.
The volume of resolutions is a result of the expedited enforcement orders of court decisions issued in cases during the 1st three months of 2022.
According to the Abu Dhabi Labor Court statistics, the number of cases registered before the Court of First Instance during the First Quarter (Q1) of this year amounted to 1,932 cases, of which 98 percent were resolved.
Meanwhile, 506 cases were filed on appeal was, with a settlement rate of 97 percent.
The number of settled electronic requests touched 24,687 demands, while the “Inquire” platform registered 806 requests, with 97 percent of replies given within the time limit granted.
The ADJD Under-Secretary further elaborated that, the mechanism that has been adopted to deal with labor disputes in Abu Dhabi courts allows for easy registration of cases through the available electronic channels, holding remote hearings through video conferencing technology and using the mobile court to reach the workers’ location in collective cases.
Chancellor Al Abri revealed that cases are promptly settled, and judgments are rendered with expedited enforcement as per the provisions of the labor law and its regulations, which guarantee the rights of both parties, and enhance the efficiency, flexibility and sustainability of the labor market in the country.
The commitment of the Labor Court to consolidate the judicial approaches and procedures in accordance with the new articles introduced in the Federal Decree-Law No. 33 of 2021 regarding the regulation of employment relationships, which came into force on 2nd February 2022, and Cabinet Resolution No. 1 of 2022 on the implementation of this law to achieve the desired goals, the ADJD Official pointed out.