Dubai: Region's first virtual court to handle labour disputes launched

DATE: 04-Oct-2021 Reported By: Khaleej Times

A virtual court announced on Sunday will facilitate smooth handling of labour cases in a Dubai free zone.

Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) and Dubai Courts said the e-court — billed as the first of its kind in the region — would handle labour litigations involving companies operating from the free zone and its employees.



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The court is powered by a live broadcast system linked to Dubai Courts and the “highest levels of electronic security”. Judges can conduct hearings; and adjudicate and access all the details using the electronic link with Jafza’s digital labour contracts system and other related information.

The virtual court is located in Jafza Building 14. It is equipped with everything required for the litigation process, similar to traditional courthouses in Dubai.

The technology-driven e-court is supported by state-of-the-art cybersecurity systems, enabling judges, lawyers, companies and litigants to remain connected the entire time.

More than 8,500 companies from more than 140 countries, employing nearly 130,000 employees, can benefit from the services of the smart court.