15-year jail, SR1m fine for coercion at workplace

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Okaz/Saudi Gazette

JEDDAH
— The Public Prosecution has warned employers against exercising their influence to force their employees either to work under coercion or involve in any practices akin to slavery. “This shall be deemed as human trafficking that entails penalties including maximum jail term of 15 years and fines amounting to SR1 million,” it said.

The Public Prosecution noted that Article 6 of the law to combat human trafficking stipulates that jail terms not exceeding 15 years or fines not more than SR1 million or of both will be awarded to all those employers who use physical force or threaten or terrorize their employees or deprive them of some benefits or persuade them to produce forged certificates.


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