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HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION AT WORK HAVE BEEN REDEFINED BY THE LABOUR CODE

Following the publication of Law 151 of 23 July 2020 in the Official Gazette No. 658 of 24 July 2020, additions and amendments to the Labour Code were made in terms of discrimination against employees.

Thus any discrimination, direct or indirect, against an employee, by association, harassment or victimization, on the basis of race, nationality, ethnicity, color, language, religion or social origin, genetic characteristics, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, chronic non-malattie contagiose, HIV infection, political option, family situation or responsibility, membership or trade union activity, membership in a disadvantaged category is prohibited.

What is discrimination for association, harassment and victimization? read more»

"Technical unemployment" - how can we benefit of the new facilities?

In the context of the economic crisis caused by the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), many companies are forced to apply cost-cutting measures and to reduce the activity. In this context the Romanian Government adopted on March 21 an Emergency Ordinance (no. 30/2020) to establish some measures in the field of social protection. The decree also brings some additions to the temporary suspension of the individual employment contract, at the initiative of the employer, known in common language as "technical unemployment".

Technical unemployment existed also until now, being governed by the Labor Code which, in Article 53, contains provisions related to the interruption or reduction of the employer's activity:

"Article 2 53 read more»

WHAT IS AND HOW TO OBTAIN THE EMERGENCY SITUATION CERTIFICATE (CSU)?

According to a draft decision of the Romanian Government to be approved, in order to benefit from the measure adopted by the Government, which will cover from the unemployment insurance budget the benefits enjoyed by employees whose individual employment contracts are temporarily suspended on the initiative of their employer (pursuant to Article 52 (1) (c) of Law 53/2003 - Labor code, as modified and integrated, due to the effects of SAR-Cov-2 virus, companies must obtain a certificate of emergency situations (CSU).

How to request CSU

The request for issuing emergency situation certificates (CSU) will be made exclusively via the http platform://prevenire.gov.ro/, the platform will contain a dedicated section and will be operational within 5 days of the adoption and publication of the draft decision in the Official Journal.

Within the platform, the applicant shall provide information on: read more»

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