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Hungary - Procedural requirements for individual dismissals


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Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

Remarks:
  • • Sec. 22(3) of the LC

Notice period:
Remarks:
  • • Sec 69 LC provides for a notice period of 30 days, which, in case of dismissal by the employer, shall be extended by:
    * 5 days after 3 years of service;
    * 15 days after 5 years of service;
    * 20 days after 8 years of service;
    * 25 days after 10 years of service;
    * 30 days after 15 years of service;
    * 40 days after 18 years of service;
    * 60 days after 20 years of service.

    By agreement of the parties the notice periods referred to in Subsections (1)-(2) may be extended by up to six months (LC, sec. 68(3)). The period of notice for the termination of a fixed-term employment relationship by notice may not go beyond the fixed term. (LC, sec. 68(5))
    • tenure ≥ 6 months
      • 30 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 9 months
      • 30 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 2 years
      • 30 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 4 years
      • 35 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 5 years
      • 45 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 10 years
      • 55 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 20 years
      • 90 day(s).

    Pay in lieu of notice: No

    Notification to the public administration: No

    Notification to workers' representatives: No

    Remarks:
    • See above: protection of workers representatives against dismissals.

    Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

    Approval by workers' representatives: No

    Remarks:
    • See above: protection of workers representatives against dismissals.

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    Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

    Remarks:
    • • Sec. 22(3) of the LC

    Notice period:
    Remarks:
    • • Sec 69 LC provides for a notice period of 30 days, which, in case of dismissal by the employer, shall be extended by:
      * 5 days after 3 years of service;
      * 15 days after 5 years of service;
      * 20 days after 8 years of service;
      * 25 days after 10 years of service;
      * 30 days after 15 years of service;
      * 40 days after 18 years of service;
      * 60 days after 20 years of service.

      By agreement of the parties the notice periods referred to in Subsections (1)-(2) may be extended by up to six months (LC, sec. 68(3)). The period of notice for the termination of a fixed-term employment relationship by notice may not go beyond the fixed term. (LC, sec. 68(5))
      • tenure ≥ 6 months
        • 30 day(s).
      • tenure ≥ 9 months
        • 30 day(s).
      • tenure ≥ 2 years
        • 30 day(s).
      • tenure ≥ 4 years
        • 35 day(s).
      • tenure ≥ 5 years
        • 45 day(s).
      • tenure ≥ 10 years
        • 55 day(s).
      • tenure ≥ 20 years
        • 90 day(s).

      Pay in lieu of notice: No

      Notification to the public administration: No

      Notification to workers' representatives: No

      Remarks:
      • • See above: protection of workers’ representatives against dismissals.

      Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

      Approval by workers' representatives: No

      Remarks:
      • • See above: protection of workers’ representatives against dismissals.

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      Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

      Remarks:
      • • Sec. 22(3) of the LC

      Notice period:
      Remarks:
      • • Sec 69 LC provides for a notice period of 30 days, which, in case of dismissal by the employer, shall be extended by:
        * 5 days after 3 years of service;
        * 15 days after 5 years of service;
        * 20 days after 8 years of service;
        * 25 days after 10 years of service;
        * 30 days after 15 years of service;
        * 40 days after 18 years of service;
        * 60 days after 20 years of service.

        By agreement of the parties the notice periods referred to in Subsections (1)-(2) may be extended by up to six months (LC, sec. 68(3)). The period of notice for the termination of a fixed-term employment relationship by notice may not go beyond the fixed term. (LC, sec. 68(5))
        • tenure ≥ 6 months
          • 30 day(s).
        • tenure ≥ 9 months
          • 30 day(s).
        • tenure ≥ 2 years
          • 30 day(s).
        • tenure ≥ 4 years
          • 35 day(s).
        • tenure ≥ 5 years
          • 45 day(s).
        • tenure ≥ 10 years
          • 55 day(s).
        • tenure ≥ 20 years
          • 90 day(s).

        Pay in lieu of notice: No

        Notification to the public administration: No

        Notification to workers' representatives: No

        Remarks:
        • • See above: protection of workers’ representatives against dismissals.

        Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

        Approval by workers' representatives: No

        Remarks:
        • • See above: protection of workers’ representatives against dismissals.

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        Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

        Remarks:
        • Sec. 66 LC (in former LC sec. 89)

        Notice period:
        Remarks:
        • Sec 68 LC (in former LC sec.92 LC)provides for a minimum notice period of 30 days, which may be extended by:
          * 5 days after 3 years of service;
          * 15 days after 5 years of service;
          * 20 days after 8 years of service;
          * 25 days after 10 years of service;
          * 30 days after 15 years of service;
          * 40 days after 18 years of service;
          * 60 days after 20 years of service.
          New in 2012
          The new Labour Code does not provide any more for maximum notice period of one year. Also, the new LC states that by the agreement of the parties notice periods of 5 days after 3 years of service and 15 days after 5 years of service, can be extended up to 6 months (Sec. 69(3) LC).
          • tenure ≥ 6 months
            • 30 day(s).
          • tenure ≥ 9 months
            • 30 day(s).
          • tenure ≥ 2 years
            • 30 day(s).
          • tenure ≥ 4 years
            • 35 day(s).
          • tenure ≥ 5 years
            • 45 day(s).
          • tenure ≥ 10 years
            • 55 day(s).
          • tenure ≥ 20 years
            • 90 day(s).

          Pay in lieu of notice: No

          Notification to the public administration: No

          Notification to workers' representatives: No

          Remarks:
          • However, in case of dismissal of an elected trade union representatives, prior consent of the higher ranking trade union body is requested: 273(1) LC (in former LC sec. 28 (1)).

          Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

          Approval by workers' representatives: No

          Remarks:
          • However, in case of dismissal of an elected trade union representatives, prior consent of the higher ranking trade union body is requested: 273(1) LC (in former LC sec. 28 (1)).

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          Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

          Remarks:
          • Sec. 66 LC (in former LC sec. 89)

          Notice period:
          Remarks:
          • Sec 68 LC (in former LC sec.92 LC)provides for a minimum notice period of 30 days, which may be extended by:
            * 5 days after 3 years of service;
            * 15 days after 5 years of service;
            * 20 days after 8 years of service;
            * 25 days after 10 years of service;
            * 30 days after 15 years of service;
            * 40 days after 18 years of service;
            * 60 days after 20 years of service.
            New in 2012
            The new Labour Code does not provide any more for maximum notice period of one year. Also, the new LC states that by the agreement of the parties notice periods of 5 days after 3 years of service and 15 days after 5 years of service, can be extended up to 6 months (Sec. 69(3) LC).
            • tenure ≥ 6 months
              • 30 day(s).
            • tenure ≥ 9 months
              • 30 day(s).
            • tenure ≥ 2 years
              • 30 day(s).
            • tenure ≥ 4 years
              • 35 day(s).
            • tenure ≥ 5 years
              • 45 day(s).
            • tenure ≥ 10 years
              • 55 day(s).
            • tenure ≥ 20 years
              • 90 day(s).

            Pay in lieu of notice: No

            Notification to the public administration: No

            Notification to workers' representatives: No

            Remarks:
            • However, in case of dismissal of an elected trade union representatives, prior consent of the higher ranking trade union body is requested: 273(1) LC (in former LC sec. 28 (1)).

            Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

            Approval by workers' representatives: No

            Remarks:
            • However, in case of dismissal of an elected trade union representatives, prior consent of the higher ranking trade union body is requested: 273(1) LC (in former LC sec. 28 (1)).

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            Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

            Remarks:
            • Sec. 66 LC (in former LC sec. 89)

            Notice period:
            Remarks:
            • Sec 68 LC (in former LC sec.92 LC)provides for a minimum notice period of 30 days, which may be extended by:
              * 5 days after 3 years of service;
              * 15 days after 5 years of service;
              * 20 days after 8 years of service;
              * 25 days after 10 years of service;
              * 30 days after 15 years of service;
              * 40 days after 18 years of service;
              * 60 days after 20 years of service.
              New in 2012
              The new Labour Code does not provide any more for maximum notice period of one year. Also, the new LC states that by the agreement of the parties notice periods of 5 days after 3 years of service and 15 days after 5 years of service, can be extended up to 6 months (Sec. 69(3) LC).
              • tenure ≥ 6 months
                • 30 day(s).
              • tenure ≥ 9 months
                • 30 day(s).
              • tenure ≥ 2 years
                • 30 day(s).
              • tenure ≥ 4 years
                • 35 day(s).
              • tenure ≥ 5 years
                • 45 day(s).
              • tenure ≥ 10 years
                • 55 day(s).
              • tenure ≥ 20 years
                • 90 day(s).

              Pay in lieu of notice: No

              Notification to the public administration: No

              Notification to workers' representatives: No

              Remarks:
              • However, in case of dismissal of an elected trade union representatives, prior consent of the higher ranking trade union body is requested: 273(1) LC (in former LC sec. 28 (1)).

              Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

              Approval by workers' representatives: No

              Remarks:
              • However, in case of dismissal of an elected trade union representatives, prior consent of the higher ranking trade union body is requested: 273(1) LC (in former LC sec. 28 (1)).

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              Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

              Remarks:
              • Sec. 66 LC (in former LC sec. 89)

              Notice period:
              Remarks:
              • Sec 68 LC (in former LC sec.92 LC)provides for a minimum notice period of 30 days, which may be extended by:
                * 5 days after 3 years of service;
                * 15 days after 5 years of service;
                * 20 days after 8 years of service;
                * 25 days after 10 years of service;
                * 30 days after 15 years of service;
                * 40 days after 18 years of service;
                * 60 days after 20 years of service.
                New in 2012
                The new Labour Code does not provide any more for maximum notice period of one year. Also, the new LC states that by the agreement of the parties notice periods of 5 days after 3 years of service and 15 days after 5 years of service, can be extended up to 6 months (Sec. 69(3) LC).
                • tenure ≥ 6 months
                  • 30 day(s).
                • tenure ≥ 9 months
                  • 30 day(s).
                • tenure ≥ 2 years
                  • 30 day(s).
                • tenure ≥ 4 years
                  • 35 day(s).
                • tenure ≥ 5 years
                  • 45 day(s).
                • tenure ≥ 10 years
                  • 55 day(s).
                • tenure ≥ 20 years
                  • 90 day(s).

                Pay in lieu of notice: No

                Notification to the public administration: No

                Notification to workers' representatives: No

                Remarks:
                • However, in case of dismissal of an elected trade union representatives, prior consent of the higher ranking trade union body is requested: 273(1) LC (in former LC sec. 28 (1)).

                Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

                Approval by workers' representatives: No

                Remarks:
                • However, in case of dismissal of an elected trade union representatives, prior consent of the higher ranking trade union body is requested: 273(1) LC (in former LC sec. 28 (1)).

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                Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

                Remarks:
                • Sec. 66 LC (in former LC sec. 89)

                Notice period:
                NOTE: This information has changed since the previous period covered.
                Remarks:
                • Sec 68 LC (in former LC sec.92 LC)provides for a minimum notice period of 30 days, which may be extended by:
                  * 5 days after 3 years of service;
                  * 15 days after 5 years of service;
                  * 20 days after 8 years of service;
                  * 25 days after 10 years of service;
                  * 30 days after 15 years of service;
                  * 40 days after 18 years of service;
                  * 60 days after 20 years of service.
                  New in 2012
                  The new Labour Code does not provide any more for maximum notice period of one year. Also, the new LC states that by the agreement of the parties notice periods of 5 days after 3 years of service and 15 days after 5 years of service, can be extended up to 6 months (Sec. 69(3) LC).
                  • tenure ≥ 6 months
                    • 30 day(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 9 months
                    • 30 day(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 2 years
                    • 30 day(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 4 years
                    • 35 day(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 5 years
                    • 45 day(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 10 years
                    • 55 day(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 20 years
                    • 90 day(s).

                  Pay in lieu of notice: No

                  Notification to the public administration: No

                  Notification to workers' representatives: No

                  Remarks:
                  • However, in case of dismissal of an elected trade union representatives, prior consent of the higher ranking trade union body is requested: 273(1) LC (in former LC sec. 28 (1)).

                  Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

                  Approval by workers' representatives: No

                  Remarks:
                  • However, in case of dismissal of an elected trade union representatives, prior consent of the higher ranking trade union body is requested: 273(1) LC (in former LC sec. 28 (1)).

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                  Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

                  Remarks:
                  • Sec. 89 LC

                  Notice period:
                  Remarks:
                  • Sec. 92 LC: The notice period is minimum 30 days and maximum 1 year.
                    The 30-day period is extended by:
                    * 5 days after 3 years of service;
                    * 15 days after 5 years of service;
                    * 20 days after 8 years of service;
                    * 25 days after 10 years of service;
                    * 30 days after 15 years of service;
                    * 40 days after 18 years of service;
                    * 60 days after 20 years of service.
                    • tenure ≥ 6 months
                      • 30 day(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 9 months
                      • 30 day(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 2 years
                      • 30 day(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 4 years
                      • 35 day(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 5 years
                      • 45 day(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 10 years
                      • 55 day(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 20 years
                      • 90 day(s).

                    Pay in lieu of notice: No

                    Notification to the public administration: No

                    Notification to workers' representatives: No

                    Remarks:
                    • However, in case of dismissal of an elected trade union representatives, prior consent of the higher ranking trade union body is requested: sec. 28 (1) LC

                    Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

                    Approval by workers' representatives: No

                    Remarks:
                    • However, in case of dismissal of an elected trade union representatives, prior consent of the higher ranking trade union body is requested: sec. 28 (1) LC.

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                    Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

                    Remarks:
                    • Sec. 89 LC

                    Notice period:
                    Remarks:
                    • Sec. 92 LC: The notice period is minimum 30 days and maximum 1 year.
                      The 30-day period is extended by:
                      * 5 days after 3 years of service;
                      * 15 days after 5 years of service;
                      * 20 days after 8 years of service;
                      * 25 days after 10 years of service;
                      * 30 days after 15 years of service;
                      * 40 days after 18 years of service;
                      * 60 days after 20 years of service.
                      • tenure ≥ 6 months
                        • 30 day(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 9 months
                        • 30 day(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 2 years
                        • 30 day(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 4 years
                        • 35 day(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 5 years
                        • 45 day(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 10 years
                        • 55 day(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 20 years
                        • 90 day(s).

                      Pay in lieu of notice: No

                      Notification to the public administration: No

                      Notification to workers' representatives: No

                      Remarks:
                      • However, in case of dismissal of an elected trade union representatives, prior consent of the higher ranking trade union body is requested: sec. 28 (1) LC

                      Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

                      Approval by workers' representatives: No

                      Remarks:
                      • However, in case of dismissal of an elected trade union representatives, prior consent of the higher ranking trade union body is requested: sec. 28 (1) LC.

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                      Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

                      Remarks:
                      • Sec. 89 LC

                      Notice period:
                      Remarks:
                      • Sec. 92 LC: The notice period is minimum 30 days and maximum 1 year.
                        The 30-day period is extended by:
                        * 5 days after 3 years of service;
                        * 15 days after 5 years of service;
                        * 20 days after 8 years of service;
                        * 25 days after 10 years of service;
                        * 30 days after 15 years of service;
                        * 40 days after 18 years of service;
                        * 60 days after 20 years of service.
                        • tenure ≥ 6 months
                          • 30 day(s).
                        • tenure ≥ 9 months
                          • 30 day(s).
                        • tenure ≥ 2 years
                          • 30 day(s).
                        • tenure ≥ 4 years
                          • 35 day(s).
                        • tenure ≥ 5 years
                          • 45 day(s).
                        • tenure ≥ 10 years
                          • 55 day(s).
                        • tenure ≥ 20 years
                          • 90 day(s).

                        Pay in lieu of notice: No

                        Notification to the public administration: No

                        Notification to workers' representatives: No

                        Remarks:
                        • However, in case of dismissal of an elected trade union representatives, prior consent of the higher ranking trade union body is requested: sec. 28 (1) LC

                        Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

                        Approval by workers' representatives: No

                        Remarks:
                        • However, in case of dismissal of an elected trade union representatives, prior consent of the higher ranking trade union body is requested: sec. 28 (1) LC.