Research results: employing foreigners - the consequences of the sanctions directive in practice
Sociologist Marie Jelinkova put together an expert report for SIMI which included the results of the qualitative research on the consequences of the so-called sanctions directive and other questions regarding the employment of foreigners in the Czech Republic, including the consequent recommendations. The research itself took on the form of structured interviews with 19 respondents including state officials, employers, experts and individuals from the non-governmental sector.
The research and the reports were carried out in the framework of an international project called Employees Beyond Borders financed by the International Visegrad Fund, carried out by four non-governmental organisations from the V4 countries - Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic.
A comparative summary of the results from all participating countries will be available in August.
On April 10th, 2014 the non-governmental organisations SIMI, OPU and MKC invited Czech and German experts to the Czech Embassy in Berlin to a roundtable themed “Foreign employees - second class workers?”. Representatives of Czech and German departments / unions, ministries of work, work inspectorates and the non-profit sector discussed how the types of jobs and employment accessible to foreigners are changing in the two aforementioned countries.
Work discrimination against women is nothing new in the Czech Republic. It ranks, together with age discrimination, among the major obstacles to labour market placement. With ethnic and social discrimination, which may be faced by up to 189,000 regular female migrants in our territory, it is a barrier that is very difficult to surmount.