Traliant Resources


United Arab Emirates
Equal Employment Opportunity


Please review the information below and then return to the workplace harassment prevention course.

Harassment and discrimination based on a protected characteristic are prohibited under national law. National law also protects employees from bullying.

Applicable Laws

The primary national laws prohibiting employment discrimination and harassment on the basis of any protected characteristic are:

  • The Labour Law and
  • Law No. 2 of 2015 against Discrimination and Hatred


Protected Characteristics

Harassment or discrimination based on any characteristic set forth below is prohibited in the United Arab Emirates.

  • Belief
  • Sect
  • Faith
  • Religion
  • Race
  • Colour
  • Ethnic origin


Regional, state or other political subdivision laws may provide additional, separate standards and remedies for certain prohibited conduct.


Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is any persistent behavior aimed at annoying the victim through actions, words, or signs, with the intention of satisfying the perpetrator’s or others’ sexual desires.

Filing a Claim in the United Arab Emirates

Employment discrimination and harassment claims may be filed in court.

Potential Remedies

In the United Arab Emirates, an employee who has experienced workplace discrimination or harassment may be entitled to monetary and other remedies. An employer may be required to take certain actions to correct or redress discriminatory harassment or violations of workplace safety standards. Potential remedies are listed below.

  • Compensation for lost wages and benefits
  • Damages for injury to dignity or feelings
  • Cease and desist orders

Retaliation Prohibited

Employer retaliation against an employee who files a complaint relating to discrimination or harassment or is involved in the complaint process is unlawful.

The information contained on this page is for informational purposes only.
It does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice.