Racial discrimination in the United Arab Emirates
Lead NCPUnited Kingdom
Supporting NCP(s)None Selected
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by an individual regarding the activities of a UK-based multinational enterprise operating in the United Arab Emirates.
Theme(s)Employment and industrial relations, Human rights
Date1 Feb 2013
Host country(ies)United Arab Emirates
Industry sectorWholesale and retail trade, Financial and insurance activities
StatusNot accepted

Read the initial assessment issued by the UK NCP concluding the specific instance - 21 May 2013

In February 2013, the UK NCP received a request for review by an individual alleging that a UK-based multinational enterprise had breached the human rights, and employment and industrial relations provisions of the Guidelines in the United Arab Emirates. The man alleged that his treatment during his time in employment and on his redundancy was based on racial discrimination and breached his human rights. 

After an initial assessment, the UK NCP concluded that the request did not merit further consideration on the grounds that, while the man may reasonably have grievances about his treatment, the issues are not substantiated in respect of the company’s responsibilities under the Guidelines.