Q: Theres a person who works at a school and decided to leave with a two week notice. The contract states 3 months notice period, which is not correct according to the labour law. The labour law states a months notice. However the board have decided that if the notice period is not served, the employee must pay them 3 months salary. The current month will not be paid and another 2 months the employee must pay them. Is this condition of release of an employee correct in the light of shariah?
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)
This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.