Employment

The heart of most business is vested upon the power to employ the right employees. As globalization heightens across the globe, there has been an increased need to legally protect both the employers and the employees. The world has embraced the principle of equality as one of the universally accepted principle that also governs employment matters. As Suood & Anwar LLP, we are at the forefront of all the developments on Employment Law in the Country. Our lawyers have in various roles have been involved in the inception and drafting of the current Employment Act. We have represented our clients at the Employment Tribunal, the High Court and the Supreme Court of the Maldives in matters relating to employment law and have successfully represented clients in landmark employment cases where significant and important precedents have been established.

Our lawyers are among the best litigators in Maldives due to their ability to put the clients’ interests first at all material times. Our lawyers have often assisted employees who have lost their jobs illegally. Some of the core legal aspects that our lawyers deal with under employment law include; unlawful dismissal, work discrimination, sexual harassment, summary dismissal and infringement of work rights among employees. We are well known for our ability to represent our clients zealously and to fight for their rights. Our lawyers are best suited to offer legal advice in matters relating to employment. We also offer advice to employers on how to ensure that their employees are productive and the laws and regulations affecting both employers and their employees.

Our lawyers have represented clients in landmark employment cases which have defined the area of employment law in the Maldives including the cases of Thoriq Ali Luthfi vs. Maldives Airports Company Limited, where our argued and succeeded in establishing a separate test regarding the treatment of senior management employees by employers, the case of Mohamed Shazmeel and others vs. Crown Company Private Limited (the Conrad Case) where our lawyers successfully argued and established rules regarding the treatment of employees during a redundancy situation and the case of Angeline Mary Nizau vs. Sunland Hotels Private Limited where the concept of technical redundancy was established and recognized under Maldivian law.