More about the Right to Employment
Sections 106, 107, and 108 of the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia
Article 23 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Article 6 of the UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Culture Rights
The Labor Law
Article 23 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights stipulates that: Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favorable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment. Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.
Section 106 of the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia stipulates that: Everyone has the right to freely choose their employment and workplace according to their abilities and qualifications. Forced labor is prohibited. Participation in the relief of disasters and their effects, and work pursuant to a court order shall not be deemed forced labor.
Section 107 of the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia stipulates that: Every employed person has the right to receive, for work done, commensurate remuneration which shall not be less than the minimum wage established by the State, and has the right to weekly holidays and a paid annual vacation.
Section 108 of the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia stipulates that: Employed persons have the right to a collective labor agreement, and the right to strike. The State shall protect the freedom of trade unions.