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Verbal termination of employee is a violation to the labor law

Termination should be done through official letter with 90 days termination period

KUWAIT: People cross a busy road in Kuwait City yesterday. Kuwait City is suffering from a severe shortage in available parking spaces; a problem that peaks during working hours, leaving hundreds of drivers forced to park in illegal spots. — Photo by Yasser Al-Zayyat

KUWAIT: An employer or company has no right to verbally terminate any employee for any reason, Acting Director of the Public Authority for Manpower Abdullah Al-Mutawtah said.

The labor law in the private sector stipulates that termination should be done through an official letter signed by the employer and has a specified date, while an employee is given the legal 90 days’ termination period, he explained.

“Verbal termination is a violation to the labor law, and such practice is subject to punishment according the law,” he explained. — Al-Anbaa

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