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Hungary - Procedural requirements for individual dismissals


Procedural requirements for individual dismissals - Hungary - 2017    

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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)).