Código do Trabalho
The information and consultation process with workers’ representatives in the framework of collective dismissals shall cover alternative measures aimed at reducing the number of workers to be dismissed, namely:
- suspension of the employment contracts;
- work reduction;
- professional retraining and reclassification;
- pre-retirement and early retirement.
The application of the 'professional retraining and reclassification' and the 'pre-retirement and early retirement' measures depends on the agreement of the worker.
Collective dismissal is defined as the dismissal of at least two workers in micro and small companies, and at least five workers in larger companies.
For more information on collective dismissal see ‘definition of collective dismissal’.
Cost covered byNot applicable
Involved actors other than national government
- Trade union
- Works council