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DIFC Court considers its power to grant damages for breach of whistleblowing protections

29 April 2020 | Middle East
Legal Briefings – By Stuart Paterson, Benjamin Hopps and Patrick O'Grady


On 8 April 2020, the Court of First Instance of the Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”) issued a preliminary judgment indicating that the Court has the power to grant relief for losses suffered as a result of a breach of Article 64 of DIFC Law No. 7 of 2018 (the “Operating Law”), which provides that an employee making a good faith disclosure of information in accordance with the Operating Law should not be dismissed.

In this article, we consider the preliminary judgment and its implications for employers.

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