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Old 26th May 2013, 06:33 AM
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Good morning guys and girls. I will need your advice. You see, to get this alcohol license I need to take salary certificate from my company.

I went to HR and ask for one but they refused to give me the certificate saying that I am not allowed to drink in my apartment. I told them yes I am not allowed because I donít have that frigging license but they said alcohol is forbidden in my accommodation. I tried reasoning with them but still they donít want to give me the certificate.
Are they allowed to do that?

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Old 26th May 2013, 06:54 AM
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to get an alcohol license, you need an NOC from your employer (sponsor)
If they want to say no, they can, i believe.

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Old 26th May 2013, 08:15 AM
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Yes your employer can refuse to sign for an alcohol license and many locally owned companies do.

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The thing is in my employee handbook its writen that I can drink alcohol if I follow the local law, but now HR sais I am not allowed.

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If your company has said no, then there's not much you can do about it. Find out if anyone else in your company has one. If the accommodation is provided by them and any are also denying that, there's also not much you can do about it.

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The thing is in my employee handbook its writen that I can drink alcohol if I follow the local law, but now HR sais I am not allowed.
Precisely, if you follow the local laws. HR says you cannot have an alcohol NOC letter, therefore you cannot get a license, so you cannot follow the local law. Dubai has these wonderful ways of turning things around.

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It's not the end of the world.

I still don't have an alcohol licence despite being in Dubai for seven years. Has't stopped me, except not being able to buy in the local A&E and MMI stores, which is probably good for my bank account.

* I should still get the licence just to be on the safe side.

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Precisely, if you follow the local laws. HR says you cannot have an alcohol NOC letter, therefore you cannot get a license, so you cannot follow the local law. Dubai has these wonderful ways of turning things around.
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Well it actually could be the end of the world for him, if he goes and buys booze from a hole in the wall, then takes it back to his apartment and someone reports it!!! If your company has a stract rules on that, is it worth risking the fines and potential jail time? I'd say not!

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Your company has a right to refuse you a NOC - even if you didn't live in their accommodations.

End of story.

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That sucks big time. Good news for your liver though

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