Help is on the way for workers in Qatar with complaints against their employers or who are involved in legal disputes but can’t afford aid.
Qatar has announced plans to open a center that provides pro bono legal assistance to its low-income residents.
The facility, thought to be the first of its kind in the region, will offer free translation services and legal advice, from the Labor Ministry’s legal affairs department.
The Peninsula reports:
The proposed centre is being set up in close coordination with the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) and an agreement to the effect has recently been signed between the labor ministry and the SJC.
The Minister for Social Affairs and Acting Minister for Labor, H E Nasser bin Abdullah Al Humaidi, and the Chairman of SJC, Masaood bin Mohamed Al Aamri, inked the above deal.
Speaking on the occasion, Al Humaidi said the proposed centre will guide workers having disputes with employers on how to go about filing a lawsuit.
“A worker will be guided from step A to Z as far as filing lawsuits are concerned,” he added.
There’s no word on when exactly the center will open, but it will be located within the West Bay Court Complex.