For foreigners working in companies

Even when COVID-19 has caused a decrease in business for the company, foreign workers are not allowed to be treated less favorably than Japanese workers just because they are foreigners. 

  • Company must pay a leave allowance to Japanese as well as foreign workers when they are forced to take days off from work by the company.
  • When you take days off from work because your child’s school has been closed, you can use paid annual vacation days just like Japanese workers.
  • The subsidy the national government pays companies to protect worker employment can be used for Japanese as well as foreign workers.
  • Companies cannot freely fire you at all. When a company wants to fire a foreign workers, the same rules as Japanese workers must be follows.

If you need help, please consult your local labour bureau, labour standards supervision office or Hello Work. 

For details, please see the following links.