It has really been frustrating for me to find an answer to a simple question. It is more than a month I have been trying all "KEYWORDS" for an online search to get to the fact. However, it seems to be an uphill task to find clarity on an ambiguity in Saudi Arabian Labor Law.
It struck my mind, today, that may be I was trying wrong options and that is the reason I am writing, as a matter of fact for the first time, on "Expat.com". At least I will know for sure how much help "Expat.com" can be in times of need. Before I pose the question I would quote relevant Clause from the Saudi Arabian Labor Law which is regarding the subject:
If the contract is cancelled for no valid reason, the party who is prejudiced by such cancellation shall be entitled to an indemnity to be assessed by the competent Commission, provided that such assessment shall take into account actual and contingent material and moral prejudice suffered by such party. In the case of the workman, such assessment shall take into account the nature of the work, the period of service, the workman's age, the pay he was receiving, the family burdens he shoulders, the extent to which his income from his new job is lower than the income from his old job, the degree of arbitrariness of the discharge decision, the extent to which this decision affects the workman's reputation, and any other conditions and concomitant circumstances in accordance with the rules of equity and current generally accepted practice."
Now the simple question is:
"How much will I have to pay towards my employer in case I want to resign from my job as a sandwich artist with a fast food chain of restaurants in eastern province?"
The person, who this situation is related to, is not happy and feels depressed with his current role though he reluctantly signed for the same and is into the job for around 5 months.
I hope I find some help from this blog and my anticipated gratitude goes to those who contribute.