Due to numerous protests under the so-called the Women’s Strike (Strajk kobiet), thousands of people, including local government employees, actively participated in demonstrations organized in the country.
Questions related to the possible consequences of their participation in the protests were answered in the specialist supplement to the daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna “Self-Government and Administration” („Samorząd i Administracja”), by Katarzyna Fiedeń, trainee attorney-at-law, and Michał Bering, trainee attorney-at-law.
The BKB lawyers explained which regulations and jurisprudence should be taken into consideration when assessing the possibility of sanctions against public administration employees who participate in the strike.
Ms. Fiedeń and Mr. Bering explained whether a teacher participating in the Women’s Strike may fear sanctions, whether an official may perform his official duties in an outfit referring to the symbol of protests, and whether the employer may react to posts on social networks posted by his official subordinate. The text also includes a reference to the possibility to refuse to work for philosophical reasons and the limits of permitted criticism of employers by local government employees.
You can read the full article in the daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna HERE.