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Case Law C-422/14 (11/11/2015)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: Euopean Union' Court of Justice

Date: 11/11/2015

Subject: The Court affirmed that the termination of an employment contract following the worker’s refusal to accept a significant unilateral change to essential elements of the contract which operates to his detriment constitutes a redundancy for the purpose of the directive on collective redundancies. If the view were taken that a worker’s refusal to accept a 25% reduction of his salary does not fall within the definition of redundancy, the directive would be deprived of its full effect and the protection of workers undermined

Parties: Pujante Rivera

Classification: Solidarity - Art. 27 Worker’s rights: information - Worker’s rights: consultation - Art. 30 Protection against unjustified dismissal

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