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Against a labor recruitment office Two sentences of conviction and fines in the North Governorate


The Court of First Instance in Jalan Bani Bu Ali has recently made two judgments against a labour recruitment office for the misdemeanor of improper service. The defendant was convicted of a fine of OMR 3,300 for violating Article 39 of the Consumer Protection Law.



Regarding the details of the cases, the Department of the Consumer Protection Authority of South Sharqiyah Governorate has received complaints from two consumers against a labor recruitment office stating that they had contracted with the owner to bring two domestic workers. However, shortly after the start of their work, they refused to continue working and requested their return to the office. The consumers therefore agreed with the owner of the office to replace them for being under warranty; however, the Office did not replace them and did not comply with the guarantee of service, which led them to submit their complaints to the management who had taken the necessary action. After completing the two cases, they were referred to the public prosecution who initiated the proceedings and then referred the cases to the court. The court issued two verdicts, the first of which convicted the defendant of violating the Consumer Protection Law by failing to perform the worker's security guarantee for the victim, and fined it OMR 100, with the order to publish the ruling in a large official newspaper at the expense of the accused. Civilly, she was obliged to return to the claimant civil rights the amount of labour recruitment, which is OMR 1650.

‏The second sentence convicted the defendant of violating the Consumer Protection Law by failing to perform the worker's guarantee of the victim, fining her OMR 100 and civilly to oblige her to pay the defendant the worker's labor compensation, which is OMR 1450


 No one imagined that greed and deviousness would reach such a staggering level that thought exist only in movies and investigative drama shows , yet it became a stark reality when some merchants sought to make a profit on the account of health and safety of the young and adults alike utilizing the God-given intellect that they posses into destruction and evil instead of serving public good , the devious plan used ( Back to school ) season by carving holes inside books and hiding chewing tobacco inside in away from the inspectors notice targeting the younger generation with these destructive materials that effect the health , mind and safety of our kids .
 The Judicial officers noticed that consumers come very frequently to a specific shop during one of the inspection tours which raised their suspicions to strengthening the monitoring and follow up on that matter , students were spotted in the shop as well , the Officers expediently intervened to inspect the shop , the inspection did not reveal anything at first , however , the officers noticed a stack of books and decided to inspect it , surprisingly , they found more than 600 pouches of chewing tobacco on its way to be sold and distributed on consumers and students , the officers immediately issued a violation and referred the case to the General Prosecution to deal with the matter as per the Law

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