Employee’s signed acknowledgment of work rules may not be sufficient as a litigation defence any more.
Such acknowledgement, signed long before the litigation, often pertains to rules that have been frequently modified in the meantime. And courts are increasingly eager to hold the employer to answer for miscommunication with his staff.
So the employer must do more to have a chance to win in the courtroom. A new school, apartment or job – all that requires time for us to get accustomed. If we buy a new car, we learn how to use it. However, traffic rules fortunately do not change. Not so with a job change as work rules may differ from company to company.
The full text of the article by SENDERO attorney-at-law, Filip Firut, is available in the online version of Rzeczpospolita, the Dobra Firma weekly, and here.