International Dismissal Survey

Huge Differences in Employment Protection Legislation and Dismissal Costs

International Deloitte Legal Survey Comprises the Legislation of 31 European Countries.

The survey reveals that there are many differences in employment protection legislation (and hence cost) between the countries investigated. However all participating countries have employment protection legislation in place. Contrary to the United States of
America, where employment contracts can easily be terminated, European legislators generally take the view that employees require legal protection, that, to a certain extent existing jobs need to be protected and job security should be maintained.

This study also revealed that some countries have made substantial changes to their dismissal legislation (e.g. Belgium and the Netherlands), either due to court decisions or other external factors.

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