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Portugal: Definition of collective dismissal

Portugal
Phase: Management
Type:
Definition of collective dismissal
Last modified: 23 April, 2019
Native name:

Código do Trabalho

English name:

Labour Code

Article

359

Description

Collective dismissal occurs as a result of termination of the employment contract by the employer operated simultaneously or successively within a three-month period of either:

  • At least two employees, if the company has fewer than 50 employees;
  • At least five employees, it the company has 50 or more employees.

The grounds for collective dismissal which must be demonstrated by the employer are the following:

  • market reasons - the reduction of business activity
  • structural reasons - economic or  financial unbalance, activity change, restructuring of productive organisation or replacement of dominant products
  • technological reasons

Comments

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Cost covered by
Not applicable
Involved actors other than national government
National goverment only
Thresholds
2
2
Sources
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