What next? The right of the first night for the emir?
Qatar Airways ‘requires’ hostesses to get permission before marrying
Qatar Airways has come under scrutiny on Wednesday after it wasÂ accusedÂ of forcing its female workers to seek permission from the company when they decide to get married.
According to the ITF, a standard hiring contract for thousands of the airline’s female workers reads: “You are required to obtain prior permission from the company, in case you wish to change your marital status and get married.
“The employee shall notify the employer in case of pregnancy from the date of her knowledge of its occurrence. The employer shall have the right to terminate the contract of employment from the date of notification of the pregnancy. Failure of employee to notify the employer or the concealment of the occurrence shall be considered a breach of contract.”
Meanwhile, trade union officials aren’t holding their breath for a ground-breaking response to the allegations from Qatar Airways. (Eman El-Shenawi – Al ArabiyaÂ has more)