Subject and Keywords:
A social cooperative is a rather specific entity operating on the labour market. Its principal task is the social and professional reintegration of its members rather than gainful activity. The legislator has curtailed the group of people who can be founders and later members of the cooperative. At the same time, members must remain legally bound to the cooperative. The preferred basis for employment is a cooperative contract of employment, but it is permissible to entrust work on the basis of a civil-law contract under certain conditions. This raises the problem of the actual possibility of achieving the objectives of a social cooperative and the composition of its bodies in respect of activities performed under the labour law. The issues indicated above encourage reflection on employment in a social cooperative.