When it comes to fraud and illegal competition offenses committed by employees or individuals, UAE is no exception to other jurisdictions where fraud is becoming more complex and difficult to uncover. A well-built case and the date of filing a criminal complain against offenders fraudsters is essential for avoiding the payment of unfair dismissal compensation when the wrongdoers go to labor court, and to minimize interruption of business.
On many occasions, an employer will discover fraudulent transactions in the company, so there first reaction is to sack the employee who committed the fraud. But it has been increasingly the case that the employers were ordered to pay unfair dismissal in spite of the conclusive evidence against the employee. This happens usually due to the fact that the employer has not built his case and did not succeed to press valid criminal charges against the employee which usualy requires expertise not available to employers. In this context, we have acted for several companies in uncovering white-collar fraud, walked them through building their case and corroborating evidence and assisting them to bring the offenders before justice with the least damages and interruption to business.