The case came to light in August 2011 when European Foundation of Human Rights got interested in a regulation introduced by the Management of the company which introduced fines for those who did not use Lithuanian in their workplace. The Foundation enquired the company about the implementation of the regulation. The Foundation received the answer in November 2011. The Management of the company said that the regulation was being implemented and that so far 11 employees had received only part of their salary. The details and the circumstances of the occurrence are not known. Undoubtedly, the law has been violated. The imposition of the fine is not in accordance with Article 91 of Code of Administrative Offences, which, among others, was the basis for the controversial regulation. For this reason, the stance of the Foundation remains unchanged. We made an appeal to those who suffered on account of the regulation and we are doing it again. We are here to defend your rights. We offer legal help free of charge to reclaim the financial means and the compensation. Please contact us.
Translated by Katarzyna Różańska within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.
Kara za mówienie po polsku”, TVP z 18.01.2012 : http://tvp.info/informacje/swiat/kara-za-mowienie-po-polsku/6221105
Program „Polonia 24” z dnia 21.01.2012: http://www.tvp.pl/polonia/polonia-24/wideo/21012012-2200/6074583