Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (MHRSD) clarified the circumstances in which a domestic worker can transfer to another employer without obtaining approval from the first employer first.
1. The employer of the domestic worker failed to pay the domestic worker for a period of three consecutive or separate salaries without a valid reason attributed to the domestic worker.
2. Unable to receive the domestic worker from the intermediary recruitment office, or without accommodations, within 15 days of being notified by the recruitment office of the arrival of the domestic worker in the Kingdom.
3. Iqama (residence permit) is not given to the domestic worker, or it is not renewed even after 30 days from the date of issuance or renewal.
4. The owner of the home business rents out the domestic worker's services to others.
5. Evidence that the domestic worker was assigned dangerous work that endangered his health or safety.
6. Evidence that the domestic worker was assigned dangerous work that endangered his health or safety.
7. The complaint by the domestic worker against the employer and the domestic employer has caused her to prolong her investigation, given that the domestic worker did not cause or contribute to the extension of the investigation.
8. The domestic employer has filed an incorrect Huroob (Absent From Work) report against the domestic worker.
9. Failure of the domestic employer or his representative to appear before the domestic service workers' dispute resolution committees for two hearings of which he is notified.
10. When it is proven that the domestic worker's services have been transferred to another employer without his knowledge.
11. When the domestic employer is absent due to travel, incarceration, or any other reason, and the salary of the domestic worker cannot be paid.
SOURCE : SAUDI EXPATRIATES