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Austria - Avenues for redress (penalties, remedies) and litigation procedure for individual complaints


Avenues for redress (penalties, remedies) and litigation procedure for individual complaints - Austria - 2016    

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Compensation for unfair dismissal - free determination by court: Yes

Compensation for unfair dismissal - Legal limits (ceiling in months or calculation method):

Remarks:
  • Application of the general civil law rules on damage compensation: reimbursement of actual loss of earnings between dismissal and ruling.

Reinstatement available: Yes

Remarks:
  • Sec. 105 WCA. No reinstatement as such. However, if the Court finds the dismissal unlawful, it will declare it void and therefore the employment relationship continues.

Preliminary mandatory conciliation: No

Competent court(s) / tribunal(s): labour court

Remarks:
  • Sec. 105(4) WCA and 50 (1) Labour and Social Court Act.

Existing arbitration: Yes

Remarks:
  • Chapter 4 Code of Civil Procedure as amended by the New Arbitration Law 2013 ("Schiedsrechts-Änderungsgesetz").