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Hungary: Definition of collective dismissal

Phase: Management
Definition of collective dismissal
Senast ändrad: 23 April, 2019
Lokalt namn:

2012. évi I. törvény a Munka Törvénykönyvéről

Engelskt namn:

Act I of 2012 on the Labor Code


40 Section 71 (1)


Collective redundancy refers to a situation in which an employer, based on the average statistical workforce for the preceding six-month period, intends to terminate the employment relationship according to the following criteria:

  • at least 10 workers, when employing more than 20 and fewer than 100 employees;
  • 10% of the employees, when employing between 100 and 299 employees; and
  • at least 30 workers, when employing 300 or more employees

within a period of 30 days, for reasons in connection with its operations (such as, for instance, a reorganisation, a layoff, or a termination of an organisational unit).


The provisions on collective redundancies shall not apply to the crews of sea-going vessels.

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Involved actors other than national government
National goverment only
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