The Czech Republic has been criticised for failing to live up to some of the commitments that come with the European Union principle of free movement. More precisely, the government has been seriously foot dragging on passing laws which would guarantee rights for foreigners working in the country.

The specific rights which should be stated and upheld in national law are those not to be discriminated against on the grounds of nationality in terms of employment, pay, and working conditions.

As reported by Radio Praha in English, Czech laws should have moved to create or designate an office or body to support these rights and provide support for foreign workers and take measures to ensure that these rights are made known and that legal access is made available to enforce them when they are broken or ignored. The deadline for action to have been taken was May 2016.