Industrial relations

Seniority-based entitlements: Extent, policy debates and researchForthcoming

Seniority systems – schemes that allot improving employment rights or benefits to employees as their length of employment increases – have not been widely studied. This report provides the first comprehensive study comparing the design and spread of seniority based entitlements in Europe. It is primarily based on contributions from the Network of Eurofound Correspondents, covering the 28 EU Member States and Norway. The aim of the report is to take stock of the currently existing different types of seniority-based entitlements in the private and public sectors.