Summary

It is reported that Poland operates two health and safety regulatory regimes. One is a rigid system of prescriptive law inherited from the communist legal system. The other is based on EU law. The new regime was introduced alongside the existing system.

The basic framework stating the right to safe and healthy working conditions is set out in article 66 of the Polish Constitution 1997.

The rights and duties of workers and employers, and working conditions for employees, are regulated by the Labour Code.

Section X of the Labour Code deals with work safety and hygiene.

Section VIII covers employees’ rights connected with parenthood.

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