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Information for journalists

Please send media inquiries to [email protected]

Estonian-language media

Carolin Liis Tamm

Communications Specialist

Russian-language media

Myroslava Kononenko

Communications Specialist


An overview of occupational accidents, occupational diseases, illnesses caused by work and trends in labour disputes.
Summaries of targeted inspections and published overviews of the working environment.

Public document register

Access to registered documents for which no access restrictions apply is ensured through the document register of the Labour Inspectorate.

Decisions on challenge and judicial decisions in force

A decision on challenge is an administrative act that resolves a legal dispute between an administrative body and a person on the legality of an administrative act or procedure.


Hearings of the labour dispute committee

The media have the right to participate in the hearings of the labour dispute committee if the hearing has not been declared closed.

Public labour dispute hearings may be photographed, recorded, filmed and broadcast on radio, television or otherwise only with the prior approval of the chairman of the labour dispute committee handling the matter. A prior reasoned approval and a digitally signed document must be sent in writing to [email protected] five working days before the hearing.

Please keep in mind that the labour dispute committee may also declare the proceedings or a part thereof closed of its own motion or at the request of a party to the proceedings in cases not mentioned in subsection 1 of § 38 of the Code of Civil Procedure if objective administration of justice would be compromised without it or if there is a significantly greater chance of convincing the parties to terminate the proceedings by a compromise or reconcile by any other means.

When covering the proceedings of a labour dispute, please keep in mind that:

  • the information made public must not unlawfully harm a person’s family or private life and must comply with the presumption of innocence;
  • specific persons must not be identifiable when publishing procedural information (including photo and video material) during the proceedings of a labour dispute, except in cases in which it is necessary in the interests of the proceedings or the public;
  • generally, publication is limited to the first name, gender and age of the party to the proceedings. A person’s first name is not made public if there is reason to believe that the person may be identifiable if their first name is disclosed; and
  • the name of a legal person may be disclosed when covering labour dispute proceedings if it does not excessively harm the operations of the legal person.

Last updated: 30.10.2023