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Central eastern European HR - employment law in Poland

Who should attend

This course is relevant to international HR managers, directors with responsibility for employees in Poland and in-house employment lawyers. It will also be useful to managers and directors who anticipate entering the Polish market and who need to be aware of their responsibilities to their people.


While Polish employment law presents various challenges for employers in some areas, it is relatively straightforward in other areas. For example the employers may face difficulties in scope of organisation of working time, but dismissals may appear less problematic then in other neighbouring jurisdictions, as long as certain formal requirements are met.

Led by an Polish employment lawyer, this course provides an overview of the implications of employing people in this important European jurisdiction and arm you with awareness of likely pitfalls so that you are not caught out.

Delegates will gain an insight into

  • main employment issues in Poland
  • mistakes and misunderstandings, and less common ones!
  • main issues in collective consultation
  • cultural issues and differences in expectations


14:00 start; 16:00 close.

Getting started 

  • key terms in contracts of employment and types of contracts
  • typical benefits
  • internal policies

Day-to-day employee management

  • dealing with absence and performance
  • discipline and grievance

Employee representation

  • types of employee representatives and rights
  • working with employee representatives

Termination of employment

  • general and special dismissal protections
  • collective obligations
  • claims and the employment court
  • termination by agreement

Cost: £199

All prices are exclusive of VAT

Group discount:

10% discount for delegate 2 and subsequent delegates.

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