The official gazette published on March 19th, 2020 shows a prime minister’s order outlining the 15 misdeeds approved during a cabinet meeting held on January 28th, 2020.
- Fighting at the workplace,
- Consuming alcoholic drinks at work;
- Signing in to work drunk or under the influence;
- Falsifying documents;
- Discriminatory attitude;
- Corruption and Sexual harassment.
Others are; Violating a non-disclosure agreement; Attitude that is detrimental to colleagues; Sexual abuse; Gross misconduct and Damaging the compan2y’s property.
The Prime Minister’s order states that any of the listed misdeeds can lead to contract termination with no prior notice.
However, depending on the structure of a company, an employer can add other occupational misdeeds to the list with the authorization of the Minister of Public Service and Labor.
The 15 intolerable mistakes are part of all institutions’ regulations and are informed to employees before implementation.
MIFOTRA has also ruled that every institution in Rwanda with more than 10 employees should have an employee representative elected for a 3-year renewable term. The size of the company notwithstanding, the number of employees representatives cannot exceed 10.
Employees who have not been in an institution for at least a year cannot be elected as representatives. In addition, the employer’s spouse, child, parents or siblings cannot be elected as representatives.
Members of an institution’s executive board, human resources managers or any other employee with a managerial position can also not be elected as representatives.