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The protection of employees

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Rules and recommendations

Employees are currently protected by the Labor Code as usual.

All institutes contained in the Labor Code apply regardless of whether a state of pandemic awareness is declared. Even in a state of emergency, the employer cannot deviate from the legal boundaries. At the same time, the employee, as the so-called weaker unit, is very strongly protected by law.

In practice, this means that you have the same rights as you have had so far. But so you have all your responsibilities.


Frequent questions about this topic

Can my employer order me to take paid leave?
Can my employer terminate my contract during probation if I'm sick since 14 days (or less) or while I'm quarantined?
Is it possible to work from home when I am in a quarantine?
Can my employer cancel or change my shifts the day before?
Can an employer fire me immediately because of Covid?
When do I have a right to refuse to work?