JEDDAH — The Executive Court in Jeddah has ordered a foreign consulate to pay about half a million Saudi riyals to a citizen whom it had arbitrarily dismissed from service after four years of work, court sources said.

The citizen, identified only by his initials F.N., raised a complaint to the Commission for Settling Labor Disputes, which referred the case to the executive court.

The consulate was not identified but the sources said the court asked it to pay the citizen SR18,000 in back salaries for four months, SR95,000 in housing allowance for three years and two months, SR158,000 in various unpaid emoluments for three years, SR17,679 in end-of-service benefits and SR20,000 for damages he had suffered.