Art. 86 LC provides for a list of valid grounds (24) for dismissal of an employee under a fixed-term contract and an indefinite-term-contract.
Prohibited grounds: pregnancy; maternity leave; family responsibilities; race; sex; religion; political opinion; social origin; nationality/national origin; trade union membership and activities; disabilities; place of residence
Art. 8 LC: general prohibition of discrimination in the sphere of employment. In addition to those grounds, are listed the place of residence and "other criteria not connected with professional qualities". *Art. 251 LC: prohibits dismissal of pregnant women, women on maternity leave or child nursing leave and workers who are taking care of children under 6 except in the cases of enterprise liquidation.
Workers enjoying special protection: workers' representatives; pregnant women and/or women on maternity leave; workers with family responsibilities
*Art. 87 LC: dismissal of trade union representative is admitted only with the preliminary consent of the trade union body. Dismissal of a trade union member on certain grounds requires the preliminary consent of the trade union from the enterprise. In other cases, preliminary consultation with the trade union is required.
*Art. 251 LC: prohibits dismissal of pregnant women, women on maternity leave or child nursing leave and workers who are taking care of children under 6 except in the cases of enterprise liquidation.