Termination during Employee's Leave
Termination of employees in the U.A.E. during their leave, whatever the nature of the leave, can only take effect after the employee returns from leave. In other words, let’s say the employee is on his/her 4-week annual leave, due to return on April 1st.
A few days into their leave, on March 10th, the company serves the employee with a termination notice. Giving the minimum 1-month notice.
That termination notice only takes effect, once the employee comes back to work, or starting from April 1st. Which means that the employee’s last working day would be April 30th.
This is in line with the UAE Labor Law No. 33 of 2021, and Article 35, specifically.