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Outdoor work banned in Qatar

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Gaston de Persigny
Gaston de Persigny
Gaston de Persigny - Reporter at The European Times News

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The reason is the exhausting heat in summer

Qatar bosses will no longer be able to force their employees to work outdoors during the summer months. The purpose of this restriction is to protect the numerous foreigners working in the emirate from the terrible heat.

On the eve of the World Cup, which he is hosting, Qatar is trying to improve its image in terms of respect for human rights, notes DPA. The emirate has been criticized by the international community for the alleged exploitation of economic migrants, who make up the bulk of the workforce in the energy-rich country. These criticisms intensified on the eve of the World Cup, to which Qatar attaches great importance.

The country’s Ministry of Labor and Social Policy announced that work outside is prohibited from 10 a.m. local time to 3:30 p.m., June 1 to September 15 annually.

A law passed last year also bans work in certain jobs in Qatar, no matter what time of day, if the temperature in direct sunlight rises above 32.1 degrees Celsius.

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