Poland: Employer group disputes representativeness of ‘hybrid’ organisations

Poland’s largest private sector employer organisation, Lewiatan, has criticised courts which register ‘hybrid’ organisations.

Some courts have ruled that these organisations may function in the same way as ‘economic chambers’ and ‘employer organisations’, citing both the Act on Economic Chambers and the Employer Organisations Act as the legal basis of their decisions.

Lewiatan says the courts are opening a ‘shortcut’ to various organisations claiming the status of a nationwide representative employer organisation. This could mean they would be able to demand a seat in the Tripartite Commission for Social and Economic Affairs.

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