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Constitution of the Portuguese Republic


Article 47 (Freedom to choose a profession and of access to the public service) (1) Everyone has the right to choose a profession or type of work freely, subject to the legal restrictions that are imposed in the collective interest or the restrictions that are inherent in a person’s own capabilities. Article 58 (Right to work) (1) Everyone shall possess the right to work. (2) In order to ensure the right to work, the state shall be charged with promoting: (a) The implementation of full-employment policies; (b) Equal opportunities in the choice of profession or type of work, and the conditions needed to avoid the gender-based preclusion or limitation of access to any position, work or professional category; (c) Cultural and technical training and vocational development for workers.