8.2.5. Policy on guaranteeing equivalent rights of workers
The LU insists on third parties workers being guaranteed equivalent rights, as by the Labor Law.
The Lebanese University guarantees the rights of its employees and when outsourcing for specific activities, the LU concludes agreements with external companies and binds those companies to specific terms regarding the protection of labour rights (wage, transportation, health insurance, leaves, etc.)
Under the Lebanese laws, the University is bound by international conventions and declarations that prohibit forced labor or any kind of slavery, human trafficking, and child labor. Since 2014, the Lebanese University has introduced a human right’s course in all faculties, in accordance with UN principles.
According to the Labor Law, the Lebanese University guarantees the rights of its employees of both genders. When there is a need to outsource external workers to carry out specific activities, the University concludes agreements with foreign companies and binds those companies to specific conditions related to the protection of workers' rights (pay, transportation, health insurance, vacations ...).
The Lebanese Labour Law is applicable to all workers and employers except domestic workers, agricultural workers, enterprises limited to family members and public servants. The DLIPS supervises the implementation of all laws, regulations, decrees and rules pertaining to the terms and conditions of employment, and the protection of workers in the workplace, including the provisions of international labour Conventions ratified. Labour inspectors ensure the supervision of compliance with regulations regarding conditions of employment and protection of workers including occupational safety and health. In addition, they monitor if trade unions and occupational associations comply with relevant laws, monitor compliance with protection and safety measures in family enterprises and the work of private employment agencies. Under their functions they also investigate collective labour disputes. They are also involved in conciliation and the control of work permits for foreign workers.