Qatar school bans teachers from getting pregnant

Author: Habib Toumi, gulfnews.com [UAE], Published on: 17 October 2010

The principal of an Independent School in Qatar has asked teachers not to get pregnant to avoid negative effects on their performance...According to a report in Qatari daily The Peninsula, the principal told the staff that she refused to accept new applications from pregnant teachers...She also told married teachers not to get pregnant to ensure that their work performance would not be affected, the daily reported...In a different school, the principal has reportedly refused to sanction paid sick leave to a teacher, saying no staff would ever be permitted to take sick leave with pay.

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