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During the pandemic, a housekeeping waitress was dismissed by a sports center for not working while waiting for a COVID test.

The first instance court ruled in favor of the sports center, but the Civil Chamber of the Higher Court sided with the worker, awarding her a compensation of €20,060 and ordering the sports center to cover legal costs.

The sports center appealed to the Constitutional Court, arguing that the Civil Chamber’s analysis was insufficient and that it had made unreasonable and arbitrary conclusions. However, the Constitutional Court upheld the previous decision, stating that the waitress had justified her absence from work through health protocols, and the interpretation of labor law by the Civil Chamber was reasonable and not arbitrary. The waitress was deemed to have been unfairly dismissed, and the compensation was confirmed.

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