The disabled may claim additional benefits upon submitting a statement on the degree of his or her disability (light, mild, severe).
The working time of the disabled employed on a full-time basis cannot exceed 8 hours a day and 40 hours a week.
The working time of the mildly or severely disabled employee employed on a full-time basis cannot exceed 7 hours a day and 35 hours a week.
The disabled employee has the right to a 15-minute break as a part of the regular working time.
The disabled employee cannot be employed on a night shift and overtime.
Upon their consent, the disabled employees may be employed on a night shift or overtime, whereas the mildly and severely disabled employees may work more than 7 hours a day and 35 hours a week only when:
- they work as guards
- on his request a doctor responsible for health surveillance or – if he/she is not available – a doctor who offers them primary care provides his/her consent. The cost incurred shall be borne by the employer.
The mildly or severely disabled employee has the right to additional vacation time in the amount of 10 business days in a calendar year. The disabled employee earns the right for the first additional vacation time after working for a year following the day when he/she is formally considered a mildly or severely disabled person.
The mildly or severely disabled person has the right for a paid leave of absence (computed as a financial equivalent of a vacation leave):
- for 21 business days so that he/she can take part in a rehabilitative stay recommended by his/her doctor, once in a calendar year.
- to have a specialist check-up or medical treatment and/or to obtain or repair prosthetics, if it cannot be done outside the employee’s working hours.
A total amount of the additional vacation time and the leave of absence for the mildly and severely disabled employee cannot exceed 21 business days in the calendar year.