The International Labor Organization said that because of the coronavirus pandemic, about 25 million people in the world could lose their jobs. Many firms and companies transfer workers to remote work or send them on leave for quarantine. How to save a job, what and how to agree with your supervisor and how to ensure your labor rights during an epidemic.
If I get quarantined and I don’t want to leave, what should I do?
They cannot be fired because of quarantine; there is no such reason: “quarantine”.
And you cannot be fired just like that during quarantine. It is necessary that there is an official justification specified in the Code of Labor Laws. This may be absenteeism, neglect, reorganization or reduction. And you must be informed of the dismissal. Your manager can force you to quit, write a statement of your own free will or by agreement of the parties. One should not agree to such an exemption. Since if you write such a statement, it will be impossible to appeal it.
Say that this is quarantine, restrictive measures, and this situation has developed throughout the country. You can say that contact the State Labor Service. If pressure is exerted on the whole team, talk with other employees and write a collective appeal to the leader.
The director sends me on unpaid leave, but I do not want
Only at your own discretion can you take a vacation at your own expense. If you are forced to take it, then this is a violation. Therefore, you do not need to agree to such a vacation if you do not want to. Everyone has an annual paid vacation, which we plan to travel, for example, to the sea. These days can be divided as you like.
Is it possible to control the boundaries of unpaid leave, if I have already agreed to it?
You can write in a statement, for example, like this: "I ask you to send me on vacation without saving wages for a period of three weeks or for the period of quarantine." You have the right to decide for yourself how much time you need to leave.
The employer says that if I work from home, I will have an irregular schedule. And now I work day and night. Is this generally normal?
No, this is not normal. Even if it is work from home, there should be a schedule. And your supervisor should write down the working conditions from home in his order so that there are no such abuses.
If the employer makes you go to work in the office, but I barely get into the minibus in the morning, there are no masks, and there are no antiseptics at work either. What to do?
The law does not oblige all workers to work at home. Here is the responsibility of every employer.
Can I ask the director to reduce the burden on me for the period of quarantine, but pay the same wages, because I also take care of the children?
Of course, you can ask for everything, but the employer is not required to pay the same wages for shorter hours of work.
The option for you may be remote work, or you can ask to be transferred to part-time work. But, accordingly, the salary will be less, that is, corresponding to the hours worked.