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Steps ensure employers', workers' rights


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* If the worker makes a mistake which causes gross financial loss to the employer provided that the employer notifies the ministry of the mistake within period not exceeding the end of the second day from the time of awareness thereof.
* If the worker violates more than once the written instructions of the employer concerning the safety of the workers and the establishment despite being notified in writing of the violation on condition that such instructions shall be written and posted up in a conspicuous place.
* If the worker fails more than once to carry out his duties under the Employment Contract or this Law despite being notified in writing thereof.
* If the worker discloses the secrets of the establishment where he is employed.
* If the worker is found, during the working hours, in a clear state of drunkenness or under the influence of a drug.
* If the worker assaults the employer, the manager or one of his supervisors in the workplace during the working day or by reason thereof.
* If the worker repeats the assault on his colleagues in the workplace despite being warned in writing thereof.
* If the worker absents himself from work without legitimate cause for more than seven consecutive days or fifteen interrupted days in one year.
* If the worker is convicted by a conclusive judgment in a crime of dishonour or dishonesty.
These measures confirm that expatriate workers get their full rights and any punitive measures are carried out in accordance with legal procedures that protect the worker.
A worker can complain against the employer either at the Labour Relations Department of the ministry or the Dispute Resolution Committee (DRC).
The ministry has started coordinating with a large number of the prominent labour-exporting countries with the aim of approving a number of recruitment offices and companies in these countries so that the recruitment offices in Qatar can only deal with the approved companies.

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