The procedure of controlling the legality and regularity of the work of the Labor Inspectorate of the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy launched as the own-initiative procedure of the Protector of Citizens, after the death of two workers who were the citizens of Turkey in Čortanovci on 31 October 2019, resulted in filing criminal and misdemeanor charges in that case.
The Labor Inspectorate notified the Protector of Citizens that it filed a criminal charge with the Basic Public Prosecutor’s Office in Inđija against the natural person who was handling the crane, as well as against the direct manager of the deceased workers. At the same time, a request was filed for initiating misdemeanor proceedings against the employer and the responsible person within the legal entity who did not register the workers to the competent Labor Inspection in a prescribed manner and within the prescribed deadline. In addition, a request was filed for initiating misdemeanor proceedings against the employer who employed the deceased workers, citizens of the Republic of Turkey because he did not obtain a working permit for them in accordance with the Law on Employment of Foreigners. After obtaining the mentioned notification, the Protector of Citizens closed the control procedure over the legality and regularity of the Labor Inspectorate.