COVID-19 and Labour Law: Sweden


  • Caroline Johansson Uppsala University
  • Niklas Selberg Lund University



Covid-19, Labour Law, Furlough, Unemployment benefits, Precarious workers


The Swedish response to Covid-19 has been to implement policies on social distancing and a decrease in public activity, while refraining from a lockdown and the closing businesses and public services. To counteract the disastrous economic effects for workers, changes have been implemented to the unemployment and sickness benefit schemes. A re-enforced system for part time furlough has been put in place. Parents receive parental leave benefits for staying home with sick children according to the ordinary system.



How to Cite

Johansson, C., & Selberg, N. (2020). COVID-19 and Labour Law: Sweden. Italian Labour Law E-Journal, 13(1S).