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


Avenues for redress (penalties, remedies) and litigation procedure for individual complaints - Bolivia - 2017    

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Compensation for unfair dismissal - free determination by court: No

Remarks:
  • See Article 13 LC (above)

Reinstatement available: Yes

Remarks:
  • Articles 10 and 11 of Supreme Decree No. 28699 provides for the possibility for employees to choose between reinstatement or compensation in case of unfair dismissal.
    If the employee opts for reinstatement, he/she can request the Labour Authority to issue a reinstatement order, provided that the dismissal is proved to be unjustified.

Preliminary mandatory conciliation: No

Remarks:
  • Only for collective labour disputes

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

Remarks:
  • The procedure is governed by the Code on Labour Procedure, 1979, (Código de procedimiento laboral 1979)

Existing arbitration: No

Remarks:
  • Only in the case of collective labour disputes.

    Note: In 2015, a new law on arbitration and conciliation was approved (Ley No. 708 of 25 June 2015), which explicitly excludes labour relations from its scope (Art. 5).