• Part 4: Part 4: Non-Discrimination

    • Article 15 - Prohibition on Discrimination

      (1) Discrimination for purposes of these Regulations means a distinction based on personal characteristics relating to sex, marital status, race, nationality or religion, mental or physical disability that has the effect of imposing burdens, obligations or disadvantages on a person not imposed upon other persons or that withholds or limits access to opportunities, benefits and advantages available to other persons under these Regulations. In the case of mental or physical disability, such condition shall not constitute a basis for a discrimination claim unless it is of a long-term nature, generally no less than twelve (12) consecutive months in duration.
      (2) An Employer shall not:
      (A) refuse to employ or refuse to continue to employ a person; or
      (B) discriminate against a person regarding employment or any term or condition of employment,
      because of that person's sex, marital status, race, nationality, religion, mental or physical disability, unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement.
      (3) For the purposes of these Regulations an Employer discriminates against a disabled person if the Employer fails to make reasonable adjustments to any physical feature of the workplace or practices that would, if made, enable the disabled person to otherwise meet the bona fide occupational requirements.
      (4) The Employment Standards Officer may determine what constitutes a bona fide occupational requirement under these Regulations.
      (5) An Employer must have policies and procedures implementing the requirements of this Article and must ensure they are known by their Employees.
      (6) An Employer may confer upon Employees who are of Qatar nationality benefits, including but not limited to, an increased salary, allowances, pension contributions and other entitlements that may be more than the benefits conferred upon Employees who are not of Qatari nationality. For the purposes of these Regulations, conferring such benefits shall not constitute a breach of the prohibition of discrimination.
      Amended (as from 12th May 2016)