JETRO has compiled information for highly-skilled foreign professionals regarding measures announced by the Japanese ministries and agencies in relation to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) .
To Foreigners Working in Companies
Even when the new coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused a decrease in business for the company, foreign workers are not allowed to be treated less favorably than Japanese workers just because they are foreigners.
The subsidy the national government pays companies to protect worker employment can be used for Japanese as well as foreign workers.
Companies cannot freely fire you at will. When a company wants to fire a foreign worker, the same rules as Japanese workers must be followed.
If you need help, please consult your local labor bureau, labor standards supervision office or public employment security office (Hello Work).