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Portugal: Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals

Portugal
Phase: Management
Típus:
Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals
Utoljára módosítva: 16 February, 2021
Név:

Código do Trabalho

Angol név:

Labour Code

Cikk

361

Leírás

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.

Hozzászólások

For more information on collective dismissal see ‘definition of collective dismissal’.

Cost covered by
Not applicable
Involved actors other than national government
  • Trade union
  • Works council
Thresholds
2
2
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