The ERTEe (temporary layoff procedure) in times of COVID-19

The effects of COVID-19 were already being felt by companies weeks ago. It was forcing them to look into the possibility of taking measures aimed at reducing working hours or suspending the contracts of some of their employees. The exponential increase in the number of people affected by COVID-19, in what is an unprecedented health […]

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The Supreme Court clarifies the criteria applicable when calculating time-periods in relation to objective dismissals on the grounds of absenteeism

Following a series of contradictory rulings, a recent judgment has clarified that the percentage of absences justifying the dismissal must necessarily be reached in a four-month period. Consequently, if said percentage is reached in a shorter period, the dismissal is unjustified. An employer may dismiss an employee due to absences from work, even where such […]

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