At the Dubai International Airport. Picture for illustration purposes only.
PHOTO BY ARCHIVE
DUBAI – UAE government employees will be slapped with a maximum 10-day salary cut if they are found violating the country’s Covid-19 precautionary measures.
The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources issued a circular on the matter recently. Violations include shaking hands and failing to wear a face mask at work.
A maximum 10-day salary cut will be imposed on anyone infected with Covid-19 but have still reported for work, or refused treatment.
Government employees who do not report that they have Covid-19 symptoms will be given a three-day salary cut, while repeat offenders face a maximum of 10-day salary cut.
Refusing Covid-19 test – one-day salary cut on first offence, 3-day salary cut on second offence, 5-day salary cut on third offence
Sharking hands – warning on first and second offence, one-day salary cut on third offence
Failure to wear mask – warning on first offence, one-day salary cut on second offence and 3-day pay cut on third offence
Not reporting Covid-19 symptoms – 3-day salary cut on first offence, 10-day salary cut for repeat offence
Leaving UAE without approval – 3-day salary deduction on first offence, 5-day salary deduction on second offence, 10-day salary deduction on third offence
Returning to UAE without following health requirements – 3-day salary deduction on first offence, 5-day salary deduction on second offence, 10-day salary deduction on third offence
Managers failing to act on employees with Covid-19 symptoms – warning on first offence, one-day salary cut on second offence and 3-day pay cut on third offence
Failure to disclose contact with Covid patient – One-day pay cut on first offence, 3-day pay cut on second offence, 5-day pay cut on third offence
Failure to comply with home quarantine – One-day pay cut on first offence, 3-day pay cut on second offence, 5-day pay cut on third offence
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