Managing reservists factsheet

Published on: 03/02/2015

It is essential to know your rights and obligations as an employer of Reservists. Employers should have a clear policy on Reservists, which will allow quick and consistent decision-making.

If an employee is called up for service in the armed forces: 

Your obligations to the state

 An employer has to give their consent before an employee can agree to voluntary mobilization. 

In the rare case of compulsory mobilization both the employer and employee have the right to apply for exemption or deferral of service on the basis that the loss of the employee will cause serious harm to the business, and that harm could not be prevented by the granting of financial assistance. This application must be made within seven days of the reservist being served a mobilisation notice. Otherwise, you must allow them to attend to their national duties.