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Leaving Work without Notice

Publication date: 14 November 2019 - 17 Rabi' al-awwal 1441

Without prejudice to all of his statutory rights, an employee may leave his job without notice in any of the following cases:

• If the employer fails to fulfill his essential contractual or statutory obligations towards the employee.

• If the employer or his representative resorts to fraud at the time of contracting with respect to the work conditions and circumstances.

• If the employer assigns the employee, without his consent, to perform a work which is essentially different from the work agreed upon and in violation of provisions of Article (60) of the Labor Law.

• If the employer, a family member or the manager in-charge commits a violent assault or an immoral act against the employee or any of his family members.

• If the treatment by the employer or the manager in-charge is characterized by cruelty, injustice or insult.

• If there exists in the workplace a serious hazard threatening the safety or health of the employee, provided that the employer is aware thereof but fails to take measures indicating its removal.

• If the employer or his representative, through his actions and particularly his unjust treatment or violation of the terms of the contract, has caused the employee to appear as the party terminating the contract.

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