Ajman’s government has warned its employees to follow Covid-19 safety rules or face a pay cut.
The emirate’s human resources department has sent out a circular listing the offenses for which salaries will be deducted.
These include not wearing face masks, being in crowded areas, and shaking hands with other people.
The list of fines is intended to ensure that employees abide by rules aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus and safeguarding public health.
Any deduction will be made from the base salary. Employees will not be granted sick or quarantine leave if they come into close contact with infected people outside of the workplace or home for the second time.
The list of fines in the circular:
- An employee who ignores the rules, such as wearing face masks or keeping a safe distance, will receive a warning the first time, but will be given a one-day pay cut the second time and a deduction of two days the third time.
- Anyone who goes to work after coming into contact with a Covid-19 patient will get a pay cut of one day the first time, five days the second time, and 10 days the third time.
- If an employee fails to inform their manager that they were in close contact with a positive case or do not follow home quarantine rules, they will receive a warning the first time, a one-day pay cut the second time. and a three-day deadline. cut for the third time.
- Supervisors are responsible for making sure employees are following the rules. If they don’t, they’ll get a warning the first time, a pay cut the second time, and a three-day pay cut the third time.
- Close contacts should self-isolate for seven days or work remotely if possible.
- Employees will not receive sick leave if they come in close contact with an infected person outside of work or home for the second time. Their quarantine days will be adjusted based on annual leave and if they have exhausted them, they will be considered unpaid leave.
Updated: January 12, 2022, 10:04 AM