Definition of collective dismissal (number of employees concerned):
1) 10 employees out of a total of 20 to 99 staff employed for an indefinite term, over a period of 30 days;
2) 10% of employees, out of a total of 100 to 299 staff employed for an indefinite term, over a period of 30 days;
3) 30 employees out of at least 300 staff employed for an indefinite term, over a period of 30 days;
4) 20 employees notwithstanding of the number of employees, over a period of 90 days.
Prior consultations with trade unions (workers' representatives):
Notification to the public administration:
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):
No criteria listed.
Art. 155 LL only refers to criteria as one of the elements to be communicated to the workers' representatives for consultation.
Employer's obligation to consider alternatives to dismissal (transfers, retraining...):
Priority rules for re-employment:
Art. 182 LL: preferential right to re-employment for 6 months.