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Termination of permament or contract work contract in Poland

22 Dec 2014 #1

My friend got a permament work contract and he's working there for almost two years.
Can his boss cancel his contract anytime? If yes, under what kind of conditions they can do it?

I hope somebody can tell me more about it.

terri 1 | 1,665
22 Dec 2014 #2
Yes - the boss can cancel the contract at any time and does not have to give a reason. The notice period should be stipulated in his contract i.e. one week, one month.
OP Anna83
22 Dec 2014 #3
Even what it's a permament contract? In the country where I come from there you can't so easily cancel such contracts.... they need to have a very good reason or 'buy you out'.
JollyRomek 7 | 481
22 Dec 2014 #4
Yes - the boss can cancel the contract at any time and does not have to give a reason.

Well, actually it is not that easy. According to the Polish Labour Code, the employer has to justify the dismissal of an employee.

@ Anna83, here is a very good summary of terminations of employment contracts in Poland
terri 1 | 1,665
22 Dec 2014 #5
@Jolly Romek
Excellent summary, however as we all know, an employer wishing to dismiss an employee will always find a way. We do not know on what grounds the friend of Anna 83 is being told that his contract will be terminated. Without any idea of what is going on, it is difficult to give any advice.
JollyRomek 7 | 481
22 Dec 2014 #6
Yes, I suppose some more details would be helpful. However, it is every employees right to challenge the employer , even going to court, if the dismissal is not justified at all or the reasons appear to be "made up".

But what you said earlier "Employer doesn't have to give a reason at all" does not apply.
ufo973 10 | 89
23 Dec 2014 #7
Few months ago my boss kicked me out (permanent contract) wihoutt any reason and refused to give me half of my salary. There was little i could do and that was waste of time.

Poland is a third world country when it comes to rights and benefits.
pigsy 7 | 305
23 Dec 2014 #8
Agreed there 100%
JollyRomek 7 | 481
23 Dec 2014 #9
UFO973, just because you do not know your rights, does not mean that you do not have any.

Perhaps you should take the time and educate yourself on the rights of employees in Poland instead wasting it moaning about what happened to you. The Polish labor code is quite an extensive "booklet" which outlines exactly what rights and obligations employers have and what rights and obligations employees have. You will find, if you would only take the time, that there is probably something you could have done against your dismissal if it is was not justified at all.
23 Dec 2014 #10
Few months ago my boss kicked me out (permanent contract) wihoutt any reason and refused to give me half of my salary.

What you could have done (and should have done) was take the moron to the labour court. It costs you nothing and if the situation was as you said, you would have won at least all your back salary, plus payment in lieu of notice plus any redundancy payment you were owed. And most likely the labour inspectorate would have decided that your boss was a prime candidate for a little inspection. If you couldn't be bothered to enforce your rights, that is in no way Poland's fault.
10 Feb 2015 #11
Merged: Question regarding termination of employment contract / specifically holidays in Poland

Hello all,

I terminated my contract with my employer and now they wanna pay out 4 days of holiday. So far I know you can take the holidays to your next employer. Can someone confirm if I am wrong or good? I told them that I don't want to get it paid out but they still want to do this.

Thank you.

Looker - | 1,048
10 Feb 2015 #12
You're wrong. The situation where the holidays may be transferred occurs only when the new work contract will be with the same employer.
So in your situation you will get paid since you haven't used your vacations in a whole. No other choice.
2 Sep 2016 #13
Merged: New Polish Labor Law? Ending date on contract.

My company sent me a mail, they want me to bring my permanent contract to them because polish labor law is changed and there should be ending day on it. So they will send me new one.

What the heck, am I getting fired?
Is there such new law?
Is it for everyone?
terri 1 | 1,665
2 Sep 2016 #14
Please read the latest Laws on working practices. Once you put an 'ending date' on it, that is the last day of your work for them.
Niklas - | 10
5 Aug 2019 #15
Hi all
Is it possible to terminate the contract within a week after you start your work under Polish Labour Code?

I have seen on some websites that its two weeks. Is it true or it depends on the contract?

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