Article 115

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Health and safety

Under Article 115, employers must report statistics of work related injuries and occupational diseases to the Labour Department every 6 months.

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Under Article 144 whoever violates Article 115 shall be liable to pay a fine of between 2,000 and 5,000 Qatari Riyals.

There are persistent concerns from international bodies and organisations such as Amnesty International as to whether the conditions for migrant workers in Qatar are sufficient to safeguard their health and wellbeing, however, particularly for those workers who are required to work outdoors in the harsh conditions of the summer, where temperatures can reach 50 degrees Celsius.

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Article 115. The employer shall every six months provide the Department with a statistics of the work injuries and occupational diseases in accordance with the forms prepared for this purpose and the procedures to be prescribed by a Decision of the Minster.

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.