Rights of the immigrant workers
The UAE has re-evaluated every aspect of working in the country from recruitment to housing, ensuring that all immigrant workers are treated respectfully and able to report instances of mistreatment easily. Charging recruitment fees to prospective employees is illegal in the UAE. The confiscation of workers' passports is prohibited, and workers do not require their employer's permission to leave the country. Other reforms for immigrant workers include:
- implementation of recruitment practices that are compliant with international standards
- access for all migrant workers to information on their rights and obligations prior to departure and post arrival
- ensuring safe and decent work conditions for all migrant workers, and specifically for domestic workers.
Read more on Labours’ rights and duties.
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