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Collective Dismissal in the European Union: A Comparative Analysis

ISBN13: 9789041158307
Published: March 2017
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £114.00

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Collective Dismissal in the European Union is a comprehensive practical analysis of collective dismissal in EU Member States.

When business imperatives require large enterprises to re-organize, involving a reduction in staff that is legally characterized as a collective dismissal, EU directives and laws across Europe mandate specific procedures to support workers who have been made redundant, and allow for sanctions where regulatory or judicial scrutiny uncovers violations.

It is thus essential that a clearly defined framework of the laws and jurisprudence in force in each Member State be provided for businesses and their counsel to ensure compliance and avoid sanctions. This book, the first and only of its kind, provides exactly such an analysis.

What’s in this book:-

This book is structured on a country-by-country basis, with each chapter written by an expert in the country, covering and responding concisely to such questions as the following:-

  • how is ‘collective dismissal’ calculated?
  • which issues regarding collective layoffs’ procedures trigger legal intervention?
  • what happens when enterprises provide incomplete or delayed information to labour unions or public
  • fficials?
  • when can a worker be reinstated or claim compensation?
Each chapter clarifies the extent to which directives have been implemented in the Member States and whether the law in force provides workers with some more favourable treatments than EU actually requires. Jurisprudence and its practical application are analysed from the perspective of the ‘law in action’ rather than that of the ‘law in the books’. A concluding chapter examines global standards and trends in this area of law.

How this will help you:-

There is no other publication fully devoted to the subject of collective dismissal, extensively elaborated and supported with case law. As a source of reliable information as manifested in the actions of judges, lawyers, solicitors, firms, and labour unions, this book has no peers.

It serves as a handbook to obtain thorough insight into the collective dismissal procedure in each EU Member State, which can then be put to use by lawyers and solicitors specializing in labour law, in-house counsel and human resources professionals at multinational companies, regulatory authorities, and labour unions, as well as by universities and centres of research in the field of European law and labour law.

Employment Law
Chapter 1 Collective Dismissal in Austria
Roland Gerlach
Chapter 2 Collective Dismissal in Belgium
Michela Velardo
Chapter 3 Collective Dismissals in Bulgaria
Krasimira Sredkova
Chapter 4 Collective Dismissal in Croatia
Vania Smokvina
Chapter 5 Collective Dismissal in Cyprus
Nicos Trimikliniotis
Chapter 6 Collective Dismissal in the Czech and Slovak Republics
Chapter 7 Collective Dismissal in Denmark
Mette Klingsten
Chapter 8 Collective Dismissal in Estonia
Merle Erikson
Chapter 9 Collective Dismissal in Finland
Jorma Saloheimo
Chapter 10 Collective Dismissal in France
Michel Blatman
Chapter 11 Collective Dismissal in the Federal Republic of Germany
Mario Eylert & Reinhard Scinz
Chapter 12 Collective Dismissal in Greece
Andriani Papadopoulou
Chapter 13 Collective Redundancies in Hungary
Tünde Handó
Chapter 14 Collective Dismissal in Ireland
Antony Kerr
Chapter 15 Collective Dismissals in Italy
Chapter 16 Collective Dismissals in Latvia
Dana Rone
Chapter 17 Collective Dismissals in Lithuania
Diana Labokaite
Chapter 18 Collective Dismissals in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
Chapter 19 Collective Dismissal in Malta
Paul Gonzi
Chapter 20 Collective Dismissal in the Netherlands
Gerrard Boot & Yvonne Erkens
Chapter 21 Collective Dismissals in Poland
Agata Ludera-Ruszel
Chapter 22 Collective Dismissal in Portugal
Filipe César Vilarinho Marques & Paula Mendes Ferreira Roberto
Chapter 23 Collective Dismissal in Romania
Aurelian Gabriel Uluitu
Chapter 24 Collective Dismissals in Slovenia
Miran Blaha
Chapter 25 Collective Dismissals in Spain
Antonio Martín Valverde
Chapter 26 Collective Redundancies in Sweden
Pia Nyblaeus
Chapter 27 Collective Dismissals in the United Kingdom
Alan C. Neal
Chapter 28 regulation of Collective Redundancies: European Union Countries at the Mirror of Global Standards and Trends
Angelika Muller