Definition of collective dismissal (number of employees concerned):
No definition of collective dismissal.
Prior consultations with trade unions (workers' representatives):
Notification to the public administration:
See the art. 25-2 of the EA : when an employer forms an intention to terminate contracts of employment for the purpose of reducing the size of his work force, he shall forthwith give written notice of that intention to the Commissioner.
Notification to workers' representatives:
Approval by public administration or judicial bodies:
Approval by workers' representatives:
Priority rules for collective dismissals (social considerations, age, job tenure):
See art. 25-1 of the EA: Where an employer terminates contracts of employment for the purpose of reducing the size of his work force, he shall do so in respect of each category of employee, wherever reasonably practicable, in accordance with the principle commonly known as first-in-last-out:Provided that in so doing the employer shall take into account (i) the need for the efficient operation of the undertaking in question; and (ii) the ability, experience, skill and occupational qualifications of each employee
Employer's obligation to consider alternatives to dismissal (transfers, retraining...):
Priority rules for re-employment:
See art. 25 al.3 of the EA
Where contracts of employment have been terminated for the purpose of reducing the size of a work force, the employer shall, if he again seeks employees in the occupations to which those contracts related, give priority of engagement, to such extent as is reasonably practicable, to those persons whose contracts of employment were so terminated: Provided that this subsection shall not apply where the employer seeks such employees
more than six months immediately after the contracts in question were terminated.