ACT detects more than a thousand infractions to teleworking and mask use

ACT detects more than a thousand infractions to teleworking and mask use


The Authority for Working Conditions (ACT) inspected the teleworking and mask regime in 1,380 companies, with 60,400 workers, and detected 1,084 infractions, between January 19 and February 5.

In a statement released today, ACT indicates that, in a national action to monitor compliance with mandatory teleworking and the use of masks in the workplace, ACT detected 1,084 infractions, but 75% of them have already been corrected.

Among the more than a thousand transgressions detected, are the employer's obligations in matters of safety and health at work, the organization of working times and the mandatory compliance with telework during the state of emergency, decreed due to the pandemic by covid-19.

In total, the authority adopted 1,933 inspection procedures, including 79 administrative proceedings with sanctions with a maximum amount of 5.2 million euros.

The note also states that the majority of the companies covered were micro-enterprises (32.4%), followed by large (24.9%), medium-sized (22.6%) and small (20.1%) companies.

The district of Lisbon covered the largest number of companies inspected, with 24.1% of the total, followed by the district of Porto (13.6%), Braga (13.1%), Setúbal (8.9%) and Coimbra ( 6.7%).

"Failure to comply with the obligation to telework is considered a very serious offense since January, with a minimum fine of 2,040 euros"reminds ACT.

The national action involved 266 inspectors and covered employers based on non-compliance risk indicators, including complaints made by unions and workers.

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