COVID-19 and Labour Law: Sweden

Caroline Johansson, Niklas Selberg


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.


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

DOI: 10.6092/issn.1561-8048/10774


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