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UAE: Indian engineer terminated during COVID-19 still fighting court case for 6 months' unpaid wages & benefits

"Will I be able to fight my UAE wage theft case in India," June 2021

Christopher Shaji… is fighting a case in the UAE for his unpaid salary and other benefits after being laid off by his company…

now, the company has only around 2,000 workers. Majority [of] workers were laid off post-COVID-19. Poor blue-collar workers were forced to quit country after agreeing for 1/10th of their unpaid salary. Almost all blue-collar workers had agreed for the company’s decision and left the country. A few are staying back in hope that they will get their unpaid salary.

In 2020 February, I came home (India) for an emergency... when I flew back, I was told to resign…

They told me that company has suffered losses due to the COVID-19 impact and they are laying off workers. I agreed. But they were not ready to pay my six-month pending salary and other benefits which were due...

Till this February, I stayed there and returned as it was hard to stay there without money. I have a loan of 20,000 USD.