Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)

Abstract

Workers Protection in Saudi Law: An Awareness Assessment of Construction Industry

Author(s): Shabir Hussain Khahro, Qasim Hussain Khahro, Shafique ul Hassan, Yasir Javed

Industries play an important part in any country's overall growth. Integrated economic activities with the industries add a major contribution to trade enhancement and also add value to people's better lifestyle. The construction industry, like other industries, also plays a centric role in any country's development. It is a labor-intensive industry, therefore, requires a proper legal cover. All countries have labour policies in this regard, but it has been observed that the construction industry's unqualified working group is not well aware of their legal rights. The report examines the labour protections of employees and therefore measures the understanding of the workplace privileges outlined under the legislation. For this article, an exhaustive analysis of the literature was undertaken, accompanied by a questionnaire for evaluating understanding. The data has been collected from semi-skilled and unskilled workers from ongoing projects of Saudi Arabia. The data has been analyzed using descriptive analysis using SPSS. The paper concludes that the Saudi laws provide a wide range of protection for workers but the semi-skilled and unskilled labour force is not aware of their rights given in Saudi Laws.