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Legal action against ‘errant’ housemaid?

I have been living in a rented flat in Qatar for the past 5 years along with my family. We hired a housemaid in our flat one month back. It is noticed that the daily chores assigned to the maid is not being completed on time. We have also noticed that the maid intentionally destroyed our home appliances for no reason. We have decided to fire her. But she is not ready to compensate for the loss. What legal action can we initiate against her for such acts? 

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Liability of third party in business contract?

A few years back I introduced a businessman from my native place to a partner in Qatar. In their MoU I acted as a witness. Later they formed a company and conducted business. I have never been a part of their business. Now, when the business ran into losses they made an agreement that in his (the person from my native place) absence I will be responsible. They have also issued a power of attorney appointing me as his representative without my knowledge. The local partner (of the businessman from my native place) showed me these documents and warned that I will be responsible. How far can this document make me liable?

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Early termination of rental contract?

I rented an accommodation in Al Wakrah in 2017 for three years, and now I cannot continue in the same building due to some financial issues. I have decided to liquidate my contracting company due to loss. On account of this, I had requested the landlord for early termination of the contract to which he did not agreed. What is the solution available for terminating the lease contract before the expiry of the lease? Is it possible to approach the rental court for early termination of lease?

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Guarantor settles borrower’s dues?

 I stood as a guarantor for my friend to avail a business loan and I handed over my personal cheques to the bank as a guarantee for payments. Later on, my friend went to India and has not returned. The bank initiated action against me for the payment and I have paid the total loan money due to the bank to lift my travel ban. I don’t have any connection with my friend’s business, but even then the bank has taken action against me. Is it legal to do so? How can I get the loan amount settled by me from my friend? I don’t have any documents to take action against him.

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Maintenance of leased property?

We have leased a property from the landlord and with his permission, we have subleased the building to another company for three years. The lease period will expire this month and company has issued notice as per the contract. After an inspection, we have issued a letter to the company to do necessary maintenance of the leased premises. In response to the letter, the company has pointed out that the lease contract does not state anything on maintenance and they rejected the request to do maintenance works. They have damaged the walls with some fi xtures. In such a case, who will be responsible for the maintenance?

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Law on accessing personal data?

A few months ago, I gave my PC to a shop for repair and I received it back in good condition. But later, I came to know that they had accessed some of my personal fi les in the system and they have a copy of that with them. Is it possible for me to take action against them even though I have not suff ered any loss connected to the matter? What is the provision in this regard? 

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Employer should return passport to worker?

My company has taken my passport for verifi cation and is not returning the same. What are my legal rights to have the passport with me? As per the new exit permit system, if the passport is with me, I could travel. 

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Jail term, fine for ‘bribery receiver’?

One of our employees has collected a small amount of money from the customers for the services rendered. Presently, we don’t have any proof of that. If we get any proof for receipt of money, what action can be taken against the employee? What is the law regarding this?

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Illegal to work for another employer?

I have purchased 49% shares of a trading company in Doha with my friend and the Qatari partner holds the remaining 51%. We have executed the sale deed and the new CR has been issued. Now we have noticed that some of the employees of the company are working under other employer without authorisation. The old partners allowed them to work for another employer. Is it legal to work for another employer being under the sponsorship of our company? What is the law in this regard? 

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No right to take disciplinary action?

I am working in a consulting firm in Qatar for the past three years. Now the company has given me a termination notice stating a reason outside the scope of employment. One month ago, I had some issues related to parking in our office building with manager of another company in the same building. The manager has reported the incident to my company and based on that information they have issued the termination letter. Is it legal to terminate on such a ground which is strictly personal?

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Penalties under the law for cyber crimes?

Is there a law for cyber crimes in Qatar? Can someone use social media to spread a family matter even if it is right?

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Fine paid at public prosecution is bail?

A few months ago, my friend was arrested when police found him drunk. After paying a fi ne at public prosecution the police released him from custody. Now we came to know that there was case against him and judgment issued. Since he has already paid the fi ne, then why is there another case? What is the next step to settle this?

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No NOC needed for taking up a new job?

I have informed my company about my plan to resign. My employment contract was for fi ve years of which I have completed two. Is there a restriction on getting a new visa? Do I need a no-objection certifi cate from my employer? 

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Finder keeps a lost phone with himself?

Our company driver was arrested and later released on bail for keeping a mobile phone which he found at the worksite in his custody. Now there is a case against him. What will be the punishment in such a case?

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Court sessions in public and private?

There are some disputes in my family and my husband has fi led a case against me. I have attended some hearings through a lawyer and now the court wants me to attend the case. According to the lawyer, the court will ask questions connected with the disputes. I don’t want to discuss my family issues publicly. Is there any option to have the court session privately?

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