Romania: Firing staff that employers no longer want, the cheapest in Europe

It is cheaper to fire staff in Romania for fault of their own or for economic reasons than in other European countries, according to a recent study.

The firing cost is not influenced by the staff seniority, as the Labor Code in Romania does not distinguish on seniority.

“Many employers have regulated massive layoffs through collective labor contracts, and, in our experience, severance packages do take into account seniority. However, such deals have a limited applicability, so they are not a general practice for the entire market,” said Florentina Munteanu, partner and coordinator for labor law with Reff & Asociaţii.

 

 

Source: Deloitte study.

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