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Author: Piotr Podsiadły

Piotr Podsiadły, an attorney-at-law trainee, handles individual and collective labour law, particularly issues involving formation and termination of employment relationships, as well as issues of mobbing, discrimination and equal treatment in employment.
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Posted on Categories contract termination

How to avoid mistakes when terminating an employment contract during an employee’s illness?

Employees expecting to receive termination notice often take sick leave to protect themselves from dismissal (or at least to postpone it). During the coronavirus pandemic, the risk of losing a job is increasing, whilst digitally obtaining a medical certificate is easier than ever. When dismissals have to take place in unusual circumstances, e.g. during a period of remote work, it is important to be familiar with the rules concerning termination of employment in the event of an employee’s illness. Contrary to popular belief, it is not the illness itself that guarantees protection against termination, but the absence from work justified by an appropriate medical certificate.

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Serving notices to terminate employment contracts during the coronavirus pandemic

Due to the current situation caused by the spread of SARS-CoV-2, entrepreneurs are forced to cut costs. When other measures are insufficient, staff reductions may be necessary. Whether such redundancies take place collectively or individually, the rules on employment contract termination will still apply.

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Uncertainty around A1 certificates for employees on business trips

Polish employers sending workers on foreign business trips more and more often have legitimate doubts whether they should apply for an A1 certificate for such staff. This is a document required in the case of posting of workers, confirming that they are covered by the social security legislation of the given jurisdiction. The problem mainly involves how to understand the notion of “posting” as used in European rules for coordination of social security systems, which govern the issuance of A1 certificates.

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