IMPORTANT INFO! For Expats! Learn can you COME BACK after RESIGNING!
Working in a corporate setting can be quite stressful and stress can sometimes easily cause a person to lose his/her cool and do something extreme, which one would not normally do such as assaulting a co-worker, which can then not only cost him/her his job but also face disciplinary action.
According to Article 26 of the new law, if a foreign worker is fired as a punitive measure and he did not appeal his dismissal or his plea was rejected by a court, he shall not be permitted to come back to Qatar before the passage of four years.
- If your terminated or fired for as a punishment, you will be BANNED for FOUR Years.
- If the reason of termination is wrong/unexpectable dismissal, you can appeal in the Court.
- If Court rejected your appeal or if you failed in the appeal, you will be face four years Ban.
Here is a video which shows the same problem in an entertaining way:
So, it is better to keep your cool and not lose your temper as the price for it is totally not worth all the trouble that you may have to put up with, the biggest being ending up unemployed and if the case of assault is serious, the victim may also press charges and nobody wants that.
I am currently working in Qatar in a retail shop. I am having an open contract and I have completed one-and-a-half years with the company. Now, I want to move to another employer in Qatar itself. My current employer is not giving me NOC letter. I am getting good offers from other employers. I don’t want to lose the opportunity. Am I eligible to join other company? If yes, what should I do to join another employer without any ban or restrictions?
Answer: As per the new entry exit law (Law No 21 of 2015), the employee under an indefinite term employment contract can transfer the job with the approval of the appropriate authority after five years of service with the employer. If the employee wishes to transfer the employment prior to completion of five years in service, he or she shall require permission from their existing employer.
As per the law, there is no requirement of a no-objection certificate from the previous employer for a former resident to take up a new job in Qatar. In case of cancellation of residency permit, the person will be able to return to Qatar to take up employment immediately after being granted a new visa. The new law abolishes the current two-year ban on expatriates who want to come back to the country on a new visa. An expatriate who has got a new contract to work in Qatar can come back even the next day.
I am working in an automobile company in Doha and due to some financial difficulties, the company is reducing the staff. My contract is valid up to May 2018. If the company terminates me, can I return to Doha for another job? Will there any ban for me? Please advise.
A: As per the new regulations, if the company terminates and cancels the residency permit of an employee, he/she will be able to return to Qatar to take up a new employment immediately after being granted a new visa. The new law abolishes the current two-year ban on expatriates who wish to come back to the country on a new visa. An expatriate who has got a new contract to work in Qatar can come back even the next day.
Questions answered by Dr.Nizar Kochery who is the founder of Kocheries Legal Consultants LLP and serves as the firm’s lead international Consultant in Qatar . An expert in the corporate commercial laws, labour laws and legislations of various countries including Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, UAE and India to name just a few.
Queries earlier published in leading Daily Gulf Times
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