If you’re facing a problem at work, there are a few places you can turn to for help. If you’re not sure what to do, feel free to contact us!
1. The Union
If your workplace has a union, reach out to them first. They’re all about fair treatment, so they might be able to solve the problem without too much fuss. Plus, there’s less paperwork this way. If your workplace doesn’t have a union, think about joining one or even starting one yourself!
2. State Labor Inspectorate
If your employer isn’t treating you fairly, you can complain to the National Labor Inspectorate. Anyone can file a complaint, whether they work at the company or not. You can make your complaint in person, by email, or even just by talking to them. And don’t worry, they won’t tell your employer that you complained unless you say it’s okay.
3. Labor Courts
If you need to, you can take your employer to a labor court. These courts can handle problems like:
- Figuring out if you have a proper job contract.
- Deciding if you were fired unfairly.
- Getting your old job back, or old pay and working conditions.
- Getting paid if you were fired for the wrong reasons.
- Handling issues with penalties, work certificates, and related claims.
They can’t deal with setting up new working conditions or wages, or applying labor standards.
Where and When to File Your Court Complaint
You can file your suit where the defendant lives, or where the work happens or was supposed to happen.
If you’re taking your case to court, you need to act fast. You have 21 days from when your contract is terminated or your notice period ends to bring your case to court.