Updates: 08.04.2021 00:12
Released: 08.04.2021, 00:12
Brno – The Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) will today publicly discuss a proposal to repeal the measure that started testing employees in companies. This will be the first hearing under the new jurisdiction conferred on the court by a pandemic law. A worker from the automotive industry protests against testing in companies. He argues that testing is a medical procedure that the patient must consent to and should have the right to refuse.
An extraordinary measure was issued by the Ministry of Health. In practice, it made it necessary to organize testing in companies with more than 250 employees, because from March 12, only those who underwent a test with a negative result in the last seven days were allowed to be at the workplace. The obligation of company testing was further expanded in the Czech Republic by other measures.
According to the pandemic law, which has been in force since the end of February, the NSS is reviewing extraordinary measures of the Ministry of Health, which is its new competence. He gradually received more than ten complaints, but forwarded some to the Municipal Court in Prague for discussion. The Supreme Authority interpreted the pandemic law as examining only the measures against the spread of covid-19 adopted under the new standard, not the one that previously applied.
The Independent Departments of Teva Czech Industries, a pharmaceutical manufacturer, also turned to the NSS for mandatory testing in companies. He does not agree, for example, that after refusing testing, there is an obstacle to work on the part of the employee, who is not entitled to compensation. They also criticize the fact that the employer handles data on the health status of workers. The court convened a public hearing on April 14.