Ethiopia – Labour Proclamation no. 42

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Section 14. Onlawful activity.

(1) It shall be unlawful for an employer to:

(a) impede the worker in any manner in the exercise of his rights or take any measure against him because he exercises his rights;

b) discriminate against female workers in matters of remuneration, on the ground of their sex;’

(c) terminate a contract of employment contrary to the provisions of this Proclamation;

(d) coerce any worker by force or in any other manner to join or not to join or to cease to be a member of a trade union or to vote for or against any given candidate in elections for trade union offices; ;

(e) require any worker to execute any work which is hazardous to hts life;

(f) discriminate between workers on the basis of nationality, sex, religion, political outlook or any other condition.

(2) It shall be unlawful for a worker to:

(a) intentionally commit in the place of work any act which endangers life and property;

(b) take away property from the work place without the express authorization of the employer;

(c) report for work in a state of intoxication;

(d) refuse to be medically examined whenever the law or the employer for good cause so requires;

(e) refuse to observe safety and accident prevention rules and to take the necessary safety precautions.