A new draft law in Romania prevents access to the workplace absent a Covid-19 Green Certificate. The new measures are applicable during the state of alert for, among others, all employers (public or private) which have offices in buildings where there are more than 50 people at a time. The draft law is a result of increasing pressure to incentivise or require vaccination in the face of rising Covid-19 cases.
While the future of Draft law 454/2021 is uncertain, the most significant effects to date are the findings of the National Council Against Discrimination which stated that the right to work is not absolute and can be limited under certain conditions provided that the restrictions are temporary, proportional and aim to achieve a legitimate purpose defined by the Romanian Constitution, among which is to protect the public health.
For a detailed analysis and our commentary on specific provisions of the draft law, our latest update is available here.
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