Posted by : Aahil Shaik Sunday, March 12, 2023

A worker prevented from performing Prayers at Work - MHRSD starts investigation

According to a report, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (MHRSD) in Saudi Arabia is investigating into a complaint claiming that a worker was prevented from praying during working hours. Join Saudi Expatriates on Whatsapp group

In response to the reports that a worker was prevented from praying on time while he was at work, the ministry's official spokesperson, Saad Al Hammad, clarified in a tweet that "the monitoring teams have initiated the complaint and are working to verify this with all parties, and completion is ahead in its regular procedures". See Also : Rights of the worker upon the termination of indefinite work contract

- We encourage everyone to report any violations they notice using the ministry's mobile app, which is available on smart phones, and we highlight the importance of all businesses and employers following the work system's rules and regulations implementation.

What Saudi Labor Law states on Prayer timings during Work :

- According to Saudi Labor Law, "the times given for rest, prayer, and mealtime are not part of the real working hours, and the employee is not under the employer's authority during these times. The employer also cannot force the employee to stay at work during these times". Most Viewed : 7 cases of Employment contract termination in Saudi Arabia

- "Working hours and rest periods are regulated during the day so that the employee does not work for more than 5 hours in a row without taking a break for prayer, meal, or other activity that lasts at least 30 minutes, and so that the employee does not spend more than 12 hours a day at their place of employment" as per the Labor law of Saudi Arabia.

- The Saudi Labor Law on working hours states that, "If the employer uses the daily standard timings, the employee may not actually work more than 8 hours per day, or more than 48 hours per week, if he uses the weekly requirement. Muslims must limit their actual working hours throughout the month of Ramadan but no more than 6 hours per day or 36 hours per week". Read : 6 strict conditions of Final Exit Visa

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