What are building and public works bad weather leave?
Building companies must join a BTP bad weather leave fund to be reimbursed for compensation paid to employees placed on leave due to bad weather. An employer can indeed decide to put an employee on leave due to bad weather which makes it impossible to continue the work.
Atmospheric conditions and floods are considered to be bad weather when they actually make the performance of the work dangerous or impossible with regard to either the health or safety of the employees or the nature or technique of the work to be performed. Thus, it may be snow, storms or flooding that make it impossible or dangerous to continue working.
The employer must inform the employee of the date of resumption of work by a notice posted at the head office or at the office of the company or at the entrance to the site.
To note: during bad weather leave, the employee must remain at the disposal of his employer and cannot refuse to carry out replacement work. He cannot be dismissed during this period except in cases of serious misconduct. On the other hand, the employee can resign during bad weather leave.