Global Employment Law

No Written Warnings in Personal Files

All documentation related to employment of employees should be kept in their personal file. However, the contents of the file are strictly regulated and only documents recognized by the law can be stored there. The content of personal files is regulated in the Regulation of the Labour and Social Security Minister of 28 May 1996. The Supreme Court emphasized that, in particular, it is not allowed to keep in personal files any informal, written warnings not provided for by the Labour Code (judgment of 23 November 2010, I PK 105/10). The Court stated that preparing and keeping such warnings or informal disciplinary notes may lead to circumvention of the law that enumerates penalties which can be imposed on employees.