Important Things to Know When You Resign or Get Terminated from Your Job In Qatar

Resignation can be a source of frustration for the employee, especially if the employer refuses to resign. This can jeopardize your future employment opportunities and can poorly reflect your qualifications as a job seeker when your new employer does a background check.




To avoid this type of situation, you need to know what is the correct, legal action to take in order not to leave your job and residence in Qatar.

Know Your Rights Qatar Employees When You Resign from Your Job

Under the Ministry of Administrative, Labor, and Social Affairs (MADLSA), Qatar Labor Law No. 14 of 2004 applies to employers and the majority of workers because their rights and duties are defined. Find out what the law says if you decide to quit your job or quit your job with your company.

Article 49 of the current Labor Law: Warning period

Qatar Labor Law states that as long as the employee submits a letter of resignation that meets the criteria for the period of notice stated in the employment contract, it will not be at fault if the employer refuses to resign.




Unless notice is given within the following period (as set out in the Qatari Labor Law), any party can terminate the contract without giving reasons for termination.

  • If the service period is less than one year, the warning will be given at least one week.
  • If the service period is more than one year and less than five years, the warning must be given at least two weeks.
  • If the service period is more than five years, at least one month’s warning will be given.

For workers who receive an annual or monthly salary, the notice must be given at least one month before the expiration date. If the service period is more than five years, the notice must be at least two months before the expiration date.

Article 50 of the Labor Law: Compensation on termination

If the employee or employer terminates the contract without prior notice, the terminating party will pay the other party equal to or equal to the notice period.




For the employer, they must pay the worker for the full duration of the notice until the worker fulfills his or her obligations. And the employer, as the person who terminated the contract, must give the employee sufficient time to find another job.

Labor Law Article 51 When Employees Can Term Their Contracts

Employees may not have the courage to terminate the contract, especially since they are abroad, but the law states that the worker can terminate the contract before the termination of the fixed-term contract. If the contract is for an indefinite period, he can terminate it without giving reasons for termination. In the following cases, termination of the contract may give the employees the full right to terminate the guarantee of services.




The employee can terminate the contract in the following cases directly determined by Qatari labor law.

  • If the employer violates its obligations under the contract of employment or the provisions of this Act.
  • If the employer or his responsible manager commits physical assault or immoral acts against the worker or a member of his family.
  • If the employer or his representative misleads the worker at the end of the work contract related to the terms and conditions of work.
  • If the continuity of work endangers the safety and health of the worker, provided the employer is aware of the danger and has not taken the necessary steps to remove it.

When you work in a foreign country, it is always important to know the laws of that country. It will equip you with information about your rights and responsibilities as a foreign worker

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