The company has no right to keep the worker’s passport except in certain cases. Get to know it

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The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development warned that the employer kept his employee’s passport, indicating that violating this would amount to a fine of up to 5,000 riyals.  She said that the employer does not have the right to retain the worker’s passport except in certain cases, which are with a written approval from him or for it to be for trust or for the purpose of protection from theft, damage or loss.

indicated that if the employer retains the worker’s passport, residency, or medical insurance card, and members of his family without the worker’s desire, he will be punished with a fine of 5,000 riyals, and the fine is multiplied by the number of workers.