Definition of collective dismissal (number of employees concerned):
No statutory definition of collective dismissal (no number specified). The LPA only refers to termination of an employee due to the restructuring of the work unit, the production process, or the distribution or provision of services, resulting from the introduction or change of machinery or technology thus making it necessary to reduce the number of employees.
Art. 121 LPA and Art. 122 LPA.
Prior consultations with trade unions (workers' representatives):
Notification to the public administration:
Art. 121 LPA: the employer must inform the Labour Inspection Officer and the employees whose employment is to be terminated of the date of termination of employment, the reasons for termination of employment and the names of the employees not less than sixty days before the date of termination of employment.
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):
Employer's obligation to consider alternatives to dismissal (transfers, retraining...):
Priority rules for re-employment: