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Former employee vs UK Insurance company

Case overview

Date filed 1 February 2013
Current status Rejected
Issue Discrimination & HR violations by UK insurace company in UAE
Summary of the case The complainant raised concerns related to his employment, and later redundancy, by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) office of a UK-registered insurance company. The complainant alleged that the company treated him in an unfair, discriminatory and threatening manner.
Developments/Outcome As part of its initial assessment, the UK NCP forwarded the complaint to the company and requested a response. The company denied all the allegations and indicated it not consider the NCP process to be an appropriate forum for handling individual employment disputes. However, the UK NCP stated that it did consider such issues to be within the scope of its mandate. Nevertheless, after several exchanges of information with both the complainant and the company, the UK NCP decided to reject the complaint on the basis that the allegations were not substantiated.
Relevant OECD Guidelines
Case keywords Labour rights, Human rights, Financial sector

NCP Information

NCP name National Contact Point United Kingdom
NCP address 1 Victoria Street SW1H 0ET London, United Kingdom
NCP website www.berr.gov.uk
Other NCPs involved

Complainant

NGO

Company Information

Company responsible Insurance company (name withheld by UK NCP)
Company address
Company website
Company in violation Insurance company (name withheld by UK NCP)
Country of operations United Arab Emirates
Other companies involved

Timeline of developments

Date Actor Action Description Document
7 June 2013 National Contact Point United Kingdom reject UK NCP rejects complaint download pdf (118Kb)  
1 February 2013 former employee file Complaint filed with UK NCP  

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