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Latvia: Definition of collective dismissal

Latvia
Phase: Management
Type:
Definition of collective dismissal
Last modified: 01 September, 2021
Native name:

Darba likums

English name:

Labour law

Article

105

Description

Collective redundancy is a reduction in the number of employees where the number of employees to be made redundant within a 30-day period is:

  • at least five employees if the employer normally employs more than 20 but fewer than 50 employees in the undertaking;
  • at least 10 employees if the employer normally employs at least 50 but fewer than 100 employees in the undertaking;
  • at least 10% of the number of employees if the employer normally employs at least 100 but fewer than 300 employees in the undertaking; or
  • at least 30 employees if the employer normally employs 300 and more employees in the undertaking.

The calculation of the number of employees to be made redundant should take into account those cases of employment termination in which the employer has not given notice of termination of the employment contract but the employment relation has been terminated by the employer on grounds not related to the conduct or abilities of the employee.

The provisions of the labour law regarding collective redundancy do not apply to employees employed in state administrative institutions.

Following the amendments to labour law valid from 16 August 2017,  crews of sea-going ships are included in the regulation on collective redundancy. 

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Cost covered by
Not applicable
Involved actors other than national government
National goverment only
Thresholds
21
5
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