Legge 29 aprile 1949, n. 264, Provvedimenti in materia di avviamento al lavoro e di assistenza dei lavoratori involontariamente disoccupati
Law 29 April 1949, no. 264, Provisions concerning access to work and support to involuntarily unemployed people
In case of collective dismissals (at least five dismissals in companies with more than 15 staff over a 120 day-period), dismissed employees have a priority right during the six months following the dismissal if the company intends to hire workers.
According to the prevailing interpretation, however, the priority right does only operate in case of recruitments connected to the performance of the same task previously carried out by dismissed workers.