Definition of collective dismissal (number of employees concerned):
The collective dismissal for economic reasons is any dismissal concerning at least 10 workers or more than 10% of the workforce during the period of 2 months.
Prior consultations with trade unions (workers' representatives):
Notification to the public administration:
Art. 116: The employer must, 2 months in advance, inform the public employment service on the number of contemplated collective dismissals for economic reasons.
Notification to workers' representatives:
Art. 116: The employer must, 2 months in advance, inform workers' representatives on the number of contemplated collective dismissals for economic reasons.
Approval by public administration or judicial bodies:
Approval by workers' representatives:
Priority rules for collective dismissals (social considerations, age, job tenure):
Employer's obligation to consider alternatives to dismissal (transfers, retraining...):
Art. 113: Before any dismissal for economic reasons, the employer must propose to the worker any transfer or vocational training within the available possibilities in the enterprise.
Priority rules for re-employment: