Can you get fired from work for going to the office to watch a Qatar World Cup? – Company

Can you get fired from work for going to the office to watch a Qatar World Cup?  – Company

The World Cup began this Sunday, 64 games to go. This year the most important tournament of the beautiful game will take place in November because it will be held in Qatar. The summer weather would be suffocating for a tournament of this level. This is the best solution found for athletes, however It’s a real headache for the fans.. Even more so when you have to work during the Spain game. Hence the question. What if we see you at work during our working day?

This happened to a freight forwarder in Valencia. During his rest he stopped to eat a sandwich and in between he took the opportunity to watch a Spanish team game. The company fired you.

Luis Jiménez-Arellano, lawyer specializing in labor law at the law firm Mas y Calvet, explains that the law protects the employee. Article 34.4 of the Workers’ Statute, as the lawyer says, “provides a 15-minute sandwich break when work hours exceed six hours and the worker is free to do as he pleases”. Also watch football.


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