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20 de May de 2020

Is COVID-19 a labour-related disease?

Article 29 of Provisional Measure 927 states that infection with COVID-19 is not considered a labor-related disease unless a relationship between the disease and the employee’s job or occupation can be evidenced. Several institutions, especially political parties, have questioned the constitutionality of this provision before the Supreme Court. On April 29 the Supreme Court suspended the effects of Article 29, and the Brazilian media stated that COVID-19 is now a labor-related disease. 

Patricia Barboza and Poliana César, respectively partner and associate in CGM’s labor and employment practice, cover the matter in a new update published by the International Law Office (ILO).

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