Health and safety
Under Article 108, employers are under the obligation to report work injuries or deaths to the police.
Under Article 145 of the Labour Law, violations of this provision are punished with up to one month’s imprisonment and a fine of between 2,000 and 6,000 Qatari Riyals, or with any of these two punishments.
Article 108. If the worker dies while on duty or because of the work or sustains a work injury the employer or his representative shall immediately notify the police and the Department of the incident.
The notification shall include the name, age, profession, address and nationality of the worker and a brief description of the incident, the circumstance where it took place and the actions taken for aiding or curing the worker.
The police shall upon receipt of the information undertake the necessary enquiries and the record shall contain the statements of the witnesses and the employer or his representative and the statements of the injured if his condition so permits and the record shall explain the relationship of the incident to the work.
The police shall upon completion of the inquiry send a copy of the record to the Department and a copy to the employer. The Department may require completion of the enquiry if it deems necessary.
Law /Qatar / Labour Law No. 14 of 2004
Qatar Labour Law 2004 governs the terms of employment of the majority of workers working in Qatar. The Labour Law sets out the minimum entitlements of workers employed in Qatar, and as such, it contains a number of important protections for workers, prohibits child labour, prohibits recruiting foreign workers by or through unlicensed recruiters or agencies,bans recruitment agencies from charging recruitment fees, and provides for mechanisms to enforce its provisions.
Any stipulations contrary to the provisions of the Labour Law are void unless more advantageous to the employee.