400 cases filed in Qatar’s courts against ministries, private companies

September 27, 2010

Around 400 cases have been filed in Qatar’s courts this year against private companies, ministries and other government agencies by employees and others, local media reported.

The complaints were mostly about the non-payment of compensation, dues, termination and other benefits.

The number of cases has more than doubled since the last judicial year when their number was 180, according to Qatari daily The Peninsula.

Legal experts attribute the increase to a corresponding rise in the number of commercial establishments in the country and to an improved awareness among workers about their rights.

The increase trend is likely to continue in the near future, the paper said.

Foreigners in Qatar outnumber Qataris by four to one.



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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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