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I am simultaneously reading this and assorted documents on labour protection law.

It's all bollocks. Where are the jobs for life? What are they talking about? Taking Ireland as an example? Ireland has almost the same protections as France on dismissal and on redundancies, according to the bloody OECD:

Conditions under which individual dismissal are fair:


Fair: Dismissal for real and serious cause: for personal characteristics such as non-performance or lack
of competence, or for economic reasons. In case of dismissal for economic reason, the employer must
take account of certain criteria (such as social characteristics, family responsibilities, professional
qualification). During one year after dismissal the employee is given a priority when rehiring.


Ireland Fair: Dismissals for lack of ability, competence or qualifications, or redundancy.  

But France scores a 2 for horror and Ireland scores a 0 for being good. I can't tell the difference. And it appears the Irish definitions ignore all case law, because they list only "Dismissals reflecting discrimination on grounds of race, religion, age, gender, etc., including
when these factors bias selection during redundancies. Exercise or proposed exercise of rights under
Carer's Leave or minimum wage legislation. "

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Mar 31st, 2006 at 12:52:41 PM EST
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