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Parliament members under special protection cannot be easily dismissed


The provisions on protection of parliament members do not fit today’s realities. In the previous political system, they aimed to guarantee continuous employment for former MPs. Currently this solution seems to unreasonably privilege the positions of former MPs and senators, thereby interfering with the employer’s right to freely shape employment. The employer’s rights regarding terminating employment or changing the terms of work and salary with such an employee are significantly restricted. The final decision in this matter rests with the Presidium of the Sejm or Senate. It is final. The regulations do not provide for the possibility of appealing to the labour court or any other entity. Thus, the employer bears the full economic burden of continuing the employment of a former MP. – Karolina Schiffter comments for Dziennik Gazeta Prawna.

Full article in Polish avialible: here.