Infringement of rights
You can seek the protection of violated employment rights in court, but only after you have unsuccessfully sought their realization from the employerIf your employer has, by their decision or in any other way, violated or prevented you from exercising any rights arising from your employment, you should first request the employer to allow you to exercise that right.
Time limits for actionThe time limit is 15 days from the day of delivery of the decision which violated the right, i.e., from becoming aware of the violation of the right. The employer has 15 days to reply to your request. If they fail to do so, you can seek protection before the competent court within the next 15 days. In doing so, you should bear in mind that, by missing these deadlines, you lose the right to seek the exercise of your rights in court.
Filing a complaint against the employerIf there are suspicions of illegal work by the employer, in accordance with the provisions of the Labour Act, whether it is as a minor, serious or most serious violation by the employer, you can contact the State Inspectorate – Labour Inspectorate, to initiate misdemeanour proceedings against the employer.
You can also file a complaint online, by filling out a simple form:
Complaint to Labour Inspectorate.