Substitute judge Raul Gualberto Fernandes Kasper de Amorim, from the Regional Labor Court of the 10th Region, determined that Caixa Econômica Federal grant a reduction in working hours to employees with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
According to the preliminary (provisional) decision, the reductions would be 2 hours, for employees who work 6 hours a day, and 4 hours, for those who work 8 hours, without salary reduction or the need for compensation.
The decision was taken following action by the Union of Employees at Banking Establishments in Brasília, and, therefore, only covers the Federal District. The bank can appeal.
To be entitled to the reduction, employees must, according to the judge, prove that they are parents and legal guardians of autistic children; submit medical reports; prove the need for treatment for the children; and present an annual report from the specialist who monitors the treatment, to assess whether or not it is necessary to continue the reduced working hours.
Maximiliano Garcez, the union’s lawyer, says that the injunction benefits “all of society, who care that people with special needs can have adequate treatment and family support.” Legal director, Fátima Marsaro says that the union will push for all banks to offer the same conditions.
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