The Egyptian Center obtains a judgement compensating a Jordanian woman with EGP 245,000 due to her arbitrary dismissal from the Egyptian Association for Comprehensive Development
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The Egyptian Center obtains a judgement compensating a Jordanian woman with EGP 245,000 due to her arbitrary dismissal from the Egyptian Association for Comprehensive Development

The Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights lawyers obtained a significant labor ruling in Case No. 938 of 2022, raised by Ms. “Sabah H” against the Egyptian Association for Comprehensive Development. The Third Labor Department of the North Giza Court ruled in her favor, awarding her EGP 230,000 for unfair dismissal and moral compensation, along with EGP 15,315 for notice period, making a total compensation of EGP 245,315.

It’s worth mentioning that the plaintiff holds Jordanian nationality, worked within the defendant Association for 22 years, surpassed the retirement age, and remained within the Association’s premises. However, due to her competence and dedication, the defendant association extended her service period beyond the legal retirement age.

The Center’s lawyer requested additional compensation for work beyond the age of sixty, as stipulated in Article No.126 of the Egyptian Labor Law No.12 of 2003. However, the Court deemed the compensation for unfair dismissal throughout the entire service period as a fundamental right for the plaintiff, given her continuous and dedicated service without interruptions and returns.

The expert’s report acknowledged the plaintiff’s request for compensation for unfair dismissal, adhering to her defense and applying the provisions of labor law. The Court confirmed that the plaintiff’s resignation submitted to her employer is not legally effective unless the employer accepts it in writing, a step not taken by the defendant association. Consequently, the Court ruled in favor of the plaintiff, awarding compensation for the entire duration of her employment, equivalent to two months for each year of service.

 

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