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Employers advised to get duty-refusal in writing to claim compensation


Tribune News Network
Doha
Employers have been advised to get an acknowledgement in writing from workers, including domestic helps, along with their signatures, if they refuse to carry out their duties during the first three months of their employment, to claim appropriate compensation.
However, after three months, this acknowledgement will be considered null and void, according to the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs (MADLSA).
The ministry said it receives several complaints from employers about workers refusing to work within the first three months of their arrival in the country, despite signing contracts for a certain period, which is usually two years.
According to the employers, some recruitment agencies reportedly tell these workers to work peacefully for the first three months so that they [the agencies] do not have to pay compensation to the employers.
In a tweet, the ministry said the workers' acknowledgment of their unwillingness to work must be taken during the first three months of their employment.
If three months are over the employer would not be entitled for compensation.
According to Article 7 of Labour Law, the employer may dismiss the worker without notice and payment of their end-of-service gratuity in the following cases: * If the worker assumes a false identity, or submits false certificates and documents.
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