Ν. 28(Ι)/2001 - Ο περί Ομαδικών Απολύσεων Νόμος του 2001
Collective Dismissals Law, 2001 (Law 28(I)/2001)
The Collective Dismissals Law obliges the employer who intends to proceed with collective dismissals (within 30 days, dismissals of at least 10 workers in companies with 21-99 employees, 10% in firms with 100-299 employees or at least 30 workers in firms with 300 or more staff) to consult in good time with the employees' representatives with a view to reaching an agreement. The employer must have completed the consultations with the employees' representatives before he/she notifies the relevant authority on the intention to proceed to collective dismissals, since he/she has to provide information to the relevant authority also on the outcome of these consultations (Article 6). Collective dismissals can take effect at the earliest 30 days after the relevant authority has been notified (Article 8).
Article 4.2 of the Collective Dismissals Law foresees that the above mentioned consultation shall cover, besides possible measures to prevent any collective redundancies or to reduce the number of the employees who would be affected, ways and means for easing the adverse consequences arising from such collective redundancies, through social measures, aiming - among others - at the reemployment or retraining of dismissed employees.
Cost covered by
Involved actors other than national government
- Trade union