Qatar:Employers have been urged not to terminate employees while on leave

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Recently, there have been several attempts by Qatar to make its laws more labour-friendly.

A labour law came into effect recently and it has made things a little easier for workers.

In its latest bid to protect workers’ rights, the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs (MADLSA) has asked employers not to terminate employees while they are on leave, reported The peninsula.

MADLSA, in two posts made on Facebook, reminds both employers and employees about two important clauses of Labour Laws dealing with ‘leave.’

Article 85 of the Labour Law reminds employers not to terminate employees while they are on leave.

In the fb account of ADLSA Qatar

Not to terminate an employee during leave :-

As per article 85 of the Labour Law,

The employer may not terminate the service contract or notify the worker of the termination thereof during any of his periods of leave provided for in this law.

The employer may not notify the worker of the termination of the contract if the notice period expires during any of such periods of leave.

Meanwhile, it also highlighted Article 84 of the Labour Law, which bars employees from doing any other job for any other employer while on leave.

In the fb account of ADLSA Qatar

about a week ago

Not to work for another employer during Leave :-

As per Article 84 of the Labour law,
The worker shall not work for another employer during any of his leaves.
If it has been proved to the employer that the worker has contravened this provision, the employer may deprive him from his wage for the period of the leave and recover what he has already paid of that wage. [Qatarliving]

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