COVID-19 Employment Guide: Qatar

April 2020
Region: Middle East

Our Middle East Labour & Employment team have put together a quick guide for employers on key questions we’re often asked in relation to their employees. In this guide we cover:

  • What are an employer’s health and safety obligations in relation to its staff?
  • Should employers place restrictions on work-related international travel?
  • Under what circumstances can employees continue working or leave the house?
  • What is the latest guidance from the government regarding employment measures that can be taken to protect jobs?
  • Will making reductions to employees’ salaries cause issues for employers being in breach of the wage protection system?
  • Do employers have to pay an employee if they are required to self-isolate?
  • What should employers do if a member of staff is confirmed as having the virus and has recently been in the workplace?
  • If the situation worsens and employers are considering closing one of their sites, do they have a right to lay off/furlough staff in these circumstances? Are they obliged to continue to pay them?
  • What other steps are employers taking to respond to the challenging economic situation caused by coronavirus?
  • Are redundancies permitted?

Download the full guide online.