Supreme Court rules on social justification for dismissals


ILO Newsletter, 9 April 2014

Under Austrian law, employees are granted protection against a termination of employment that lacks social justification. This means that employees can challenge their termination before the courts if it results in detrimental consequences that exceed the usual negative effects of a termination. The Supreme Court recently summed up the previous case law on the issue and specified what amounts to ´unusual´ consequences.


Mag. Jakob Widner

LL.M. (NYU) Partner