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Labor court orders hospital to pay SR300,000 in compensation to terminated Saudi doctor

August 10, 2021
A Saudi labor court ordered a private hospital to pay an amount of SR300,000 in compensation to a Saudi doctor for his termination during contract period. — Courtesy file photo
A Saudi labor court ordered a private hospital to pay an amount of SR300,000 in compensation to a Saudi doctor for his termination during contract period. — Courtesy file photo

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — A Saudi labor court ordered a private hospital to pay an amount of SR300,000 in compensation to a Saudi doctor for his termination during contract period.

The hospital terminated the doctor from work six months after signing the work contract with him, claiming to be based on Article 77 of the Labor Law.

However, the Saudi consultant doctor approached the labor court and filed a lawsuit in which he stated that the hospital terminated the contract after six months of work without any reason, saying that this caused him damages.

In the lawsuit, the doctor stated that he was drawing a monthly salary of SR44,000. The doctor produced documents such as the bank account and previous identification certificates from the Ministry of Human Resources to prove previous drawing of salary and signing of the work contract with the hospital.

The hospital did not send any representative to the court during the hearing. The court considered the hospital owner’s non-show at the court session as well as to take the oath as negligence, and asked the doctor to swear an oath on the validity of his claim to do so. The court session ended after considering the plaintiff's oath as complete evidence.

The court issued its ruling obligating the hospital to pay the doctor the financial dues in terms of housing allowance and unpaid salaries. It also directed the hospital to give the doctor a service certificate for the period of his work at the hospital.


August 10, 2021
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