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Venezuela, République bolivarienne du - Voies de recours et procédure contentieuse en cas de litiges individuels


Voies de recours et procédure contentieuse en cas de litiges individuels - Venezuela, République bolivarienne du - 2011    

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Compensation pour licenciement injustifié - montant librement déterminé par la cour: Non

Compensation pour licenciement injustifié - limites légales (plafond en mois ou methode de calcul définie) :
If the employer insists on dismissing the worker after the judge has declared the dismissal unjustified, the employer must pay, in addition to the salaries which the worker would have earned during the legal proceedings, compensation amounting to ten days' wages if the employee's length of service is between three and six months; 30 days' wages if the length of service is six months or more, and then 30 days' wages for each year of service, up to a maximum of 150 days' wages.

Remarks:
  • Art. 125 OLL.

    HOWEVER, the above mentioned rules do not apply to workers covered by the immunity decree namely: all workers covered by the Labour Code except managers, workers with less than three months' seniority, employees in positions of trust, and workers who earn more than three times the minimum wage. Under the immunlity decree, a worker can only be dismissed for a just cause previously approved by the Labour Inspector. Failure to do so will entail mandatory reinstatement and payment of back wages.

Possibilité de réintégration dans l'emploi: Oui

Remarks:
  • Reinstatement can be requested before the Labour judge by the worker (art. 116 OLL). However, employers with less than 10 employees are not obliged to reinstate the worker provided that they pay compensation (art. 117 OLL).

    HOWEVER, the above mentioned rules do not apply to workers covered by the immunity decree namely: all workers covered by the Labour Code except managers, workers with less than three months' seniority, employees in positions of trust, and workers who earn more than three times the minimum wage. Under the immunlity decree, prior to any dismissal, the employer must request authorization from the Labour Inspector who will only grant it if there is a just cause.If the employer fails to do so, the Labour Inspect will order reinstatement and payment of back wages.

Conciliation préalable obligatoire: Oui

Remarks:
  • Art. 117 OLL and art 133 of OLPL: preliminary mandatory conciliation before the Judge.

Courts ou tribunaux compétents : tribunal du travail

Remarks:
  • Art. 116-117 OLL: labour stability judge (Juez de Estabilidad Laboral).

    HOWEVER, the above mentioned rules do not apply to workers covered by the immunity decree namely: all workers covered by the Labour Code except managers, workers with less than three months' seniority, employees in positions of trust, and workers who earn more than three times the minimum wage. Under the immunlity decree, prior to any dismissal, the employer must request authorization from the Labour Inspector who will only grant it if there is a just cause.If the employer fails to do so, the Labour Inspect will order reinstatement and payment of back wages.

Règlement des litiges individuels par arbitrage: Oui

Remarks:
  • The OLPL provides for the possibility to refer the dispute to arbitration in the course of the legal proceedings before the judge.
    Art. 133 OLPL and 135-149 OLPL.

    NOT APPLICABLE to workers covered by the Immunity Decree.

Notes / Remarques
HOWEVER, the rules described in this section are those provided in the OLL. They do not apply to workers covered by the immunity decree namely: all workers covered by the Labour Code except managers, workers with less than three months' seniority, employees in positions of trust, and workers who earn more than three times the minimum wage. Under the immunlity decree, prior to any dismissal, the employer must request authorization from the Labour Inspector who will only grant it if there is a just cause.If the employer fails to do so, the Labour Inspect will order reinstatement and payment of back wages.