Benefits Connected with the Development of Professional Qualifications by Employees and the Social Policy of the State on the Example of the Regulations of the Polish Labour Code

Mędrala Małgorzata

Abstract


Abstract

Purpose. The aim of this paper is to illustrate the social character of the statutory benefits connected with the development of professional qualifications in the Polish labour law. This issue is analysed from the perspective of the social policy of the State, social human rights and the interests of employers who bear the financial burdens of such social benefits.

Design/methodology/approach. We examine the role of the development of professional qualifications in the social policy of the State and the legal framework under Polish law.

Findings.  It is necessary to notice multiple social aspects of benefits connected with the development of professional qualifications by employees. The issue is also connected with the proportionality of burdening the employers with them.

Research limitations/implications. This research provides a critical debate about the current legal construction of training leaves in Polish law.

Originality/value. The study presents a review of the arguments on social character of the analysed benefits to employees, analyses existing Labour Law literature, jurisprudence and enacted acts.

Paper type. Research paper

 

Keywords: professional qualifications, Poland, Labour Code