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Temporary incapacity of a job seeker to comply with the obligations of a job seeker due to illness or accident and temporary incapacity of a job seeker to comply with the obligations of a job seeker due to examination or treatment in a health care facility

Act No. 435/2004 Coll., on Employment, as amended (hereinafter referred to as the “Employment Act”) entered into effect on 1 October 2017. This amendment to the Employment Act introduces new obligations of job seekers in relation to their illness and treatment/examination in a healthcare facility, namely as regards compliance with obligations arising from a person’s registration as a job seeker.

Obligations of a job seeker

A job seeker who is temporarily unable to comply with the obligations of a job seeker due to illness or accident or due to examination or treatment in a health care facility, is obliged to notify the regional branch of the Employment Office of the Czech Republic of those reasons

  • no later than on the date when the certificate of temporary incapacity of the job seeker to comply with the obligations of a job seeker due to illness or accident was issued, or
  • on the effective date of treatment or examination.

A job seeker who is temporarily unable to comply with the obligations of a job seeker due to illness or accident or due to examination or treatment in a health care facility, is obliged to submit the relevant certificate proving the reasons to the regional branch of the Employment Office of the Czech Republic

  • no later than within 8 calendar days after the issue of the certificate of temporary incapacity of the job seeker to comply with the obligations of a job seeker due to illness or accident or the certificate of treatment/examination in a health care facility.

Deletion from the job seekers’ register

The regional branch of the Employment Office of the Czech Republic shall delete a job seeker from the job seekers’ register if the person, without a compelling reason,

  • fails to make notification of the reasons why he/she is temporarily unable to comply with the obligations of a job seeker, no later than on the date when the certificate of temporary incapacity of the job seeker to comply with the obligations of a job seeker due to illness or accident was issued or on the effective date of treatment or examination,
  • fails to submit the relevant certificate no later than within 8 calendar days after the issue of the certificate of temporary incapacity of the job seeker to comply with the obligations of a job seeker due to illness or accident or the certificate of treatment or examination in a health care facility.

Submitting a certificate of temporary incapacity of a job seeker

A certificate of temporary incapacity of a job seeker to comply with the obligations of a job seeker due to illness or accident or a certificate of treatment/examination of the job seeker in a health care facility shall be issued, if substantiated, to the job seeker who is temporarily unable to comply with the obligations of a job seeker due to illness or accident or due to treatment or examination in a health care facility, respectively, by a registered provider or other health care service provider who provided health care to the job seeker in case of illness or accident or who carried out the treatment or examination. Both certificates referred to above are to be issued at the job seeker’s request.

Regime of temporary incapacity of a job seeker

A job seeker, for whom a certificate of temporary incapacity of the job seeker to comply with the obligations of a job seeker due to illness or accident was issued, is obliged to comply with the regime of temporary incapacity of a job seeker due to illness or accident.

The regime of temporary incapacity of a job seeker includes the job seeker’s obligation to stay at the place of residence indicated in the job seeker’s temporary incapacity certificate and to comply with the scope and duration of the allowed time outside.

The person responsible for complete information: odbor 41, oddělení 412. Dotazy vyřizuje: tel. 844 844 803, callcentrum(a)mpsv.cz
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