Vendetta: Ex-foreman sets up bogus firm, incites ex-colleagues

Filed labour complaint against ex-employer

DUBAI 27 August 2017: A foreman allegedly obtained a trade licence through forged documents to compete with his former employer.

The Dubai Criminal Court will give it verdict in the case today.

After getting the licence, RR, 33, incited his ex-workers to file labour complaints against their employer.

His employer SS, 47, Indian, owns a cleaning and services company.

“RR was not committed to his job as he used to be absent on different occasions. All of I sudden I learned that he had filed a labour complaint against the company. I investigated and learnt that he had opened a rival company,” said the employer.

Checking with the Dubai Economy department, the employer found out that SS had submitted an NOC on his company’s letterhead for issue of the licence.

The NOC carried the forged signature of the employer and forged stamp of the company.

“He contacted my company’s clients and gave them very attractive prices. He also incited my employees to file complaints against my company,” testified the employer who informed the police.

RR admitted to stealing a letterhead of his employer.

“I stole a paper from the company’s store and handed it to Indian PS to forge the NOC. I paid him Dh5,000 for forging the document,” he admitted.

Criminal Evidences reported that the signature and the stamp on the NOC were forged.

The court will give sentence on August 27.

By Lolyana Zaki