There are several job resignation rights or employees’ rights when you are fired from a job in Qatar. If the employer does not accept your resignation or get fired from Qatar’s job, several laws will protect your future employment opportunities in Qatar.
If you are unknown about these laws and rules, it can be a significant loss of your future job opportunities and can make your profile worst when your new employer conducts a background check on you.
So, here we are trying to gather more important rules and laws that you should know regarding job resignation right or if your employer fired you from the job.
These are just the basic guidelines that will help you decide the right idea and legal course of action to take, not compromise your work and stay in Qatar.
Job Resignation Rights under Qatar Labor Law
Under the Ministry of Administrative Development Labor & Social Affairs, Qatar Labor Law No (14) of 2004 will apply to the workers and employers where their rights and obligation are prescribed.
Qatar Labor Law No (14) of 2004 days in case of job resignation rights or employees rights when fired from the job.
A. Article 49 – Regulation of Notice Period
Article 49 of Qatar Labor Law No (14) of 2004 describes the regulation of the notice period. As stated in Qatar Labor Law No (14) of 2004, if the service contract is indefinite, any of two parties, i.e., employee or employer, may terminate without giving any reasons.
Below mentions notice period applies for the indefinite duration of a service contract.
- If wages are annually or monthly basis, the notice period should not be less than one month.
- If the service period is more than five years, the notification period should be at least two months.
In all other cases notification period must be as mentioned below.
- If the service period is less than one year, the notification period should be at least one week.
- For the service period of more than one year and less than five years, the notification period should be at least two weeks.
- If the service period is more than five years, the notification period should be at least one month.
B. Article 50 – Compensation upon Termination
Suppose the contract is terminated by any of the parties besides above mentioned period (in article 49). In that case, they are obligated to compensate another party for an amount equivalent t the wage for the notice period or the remaining part thereof.
If the employer is the one who is terminating the contract, they are obligated to pay the wages for the entire notice period. They should provide enough time for the employees to search for another job.
C. Article 51 – When Can Employees Terminate Contract
An employee can terminate their contract before the contract expires of definite duration without giving any reason, even if the contract period is indefinite duration under certain circumstances.
An employee can terminate the contract for the following reasons:
- If an employer commits a breach of his obligations under the service contract or the provisions of this law, an employee can terminate their contract full of rights.
- Employees or their responsible manager or administration commit a physical assault or immoral act to employees or their family members; employees have full of the right to terminate their contract.
- If the employer or their responsible manager or representative has misled the worker at the time of entering into the service contracts as to the pre-mentioned terms and conditions of the work.
- If an employer does not take necessary action for any known work endanger for safety and health of employees.
All rules mentioned above, regulations, or job resignation rights of workers are defined in Qatar Labor Law No (14) of 2004.