The employee’s obligations

Employees must perform their work carefully, observing the instructions concerning performance issued by the employer within the scope of law and the collective agreement.

Employees are required to apply all available means to ensure their own safety and the safety of other employees. Employees are required to notify the employer of any faults or deficiencies they may detect in the structures, machinery, equipment and work and protection implements of the workplace which may cause risk of accident or illness.

Remember to observe the agreed working hours, perform the duties assigned to you and wear the protective implements assigned to you.

Employees must discuss any unclarities or deficiencies they may detect with the employer. Please note that you will place your employer in an uncomfortable situation if you request a union representative to contact the employer before discussing the matter personally.

Employees must notify the employer of their absence as soon as possible according to the procedure specified by the employer.

Only notify the employer of an absence due to sickness or another reason according to the procedure specified by the employer. If you do not know the procedure for notifying sickness absence at your workplace, find out.

Strictly observe the notification periods. For example, employees must inform the employer of maternity or paternity leave two months before the beginning of the desired leave at the latest. If you intend to take child care leave, you must notify your employer two months in advance.

The employee’s rights

The employee is entitled to the agreed pay and employment terms in accordance with the collective agreement and legislation.

Employees have the right to equal treatment in relation to their colleagues.

Employees have the right to trade union membership and participation in trade union activities. Discriminating employees based on trade union membership is a criminal offence.

At the conclusion of the employment relationship, employees have a statutory right to receive an employment certificate which specifies the duration of the work and their duties. If you wish, you can request the employer to include the grounds for termination as well as an assessment of work skills and behaviour in the certificate.