Act I of 2012 on the Labour Code
Native name
2012. évi I. törvény a Munka Törvénykönyvéről
Definition of collective dismissal
Added to database
08 May 2015


Chapter 40 Article 71 (1)


Collective redundancy refers to a situation in which an employer, based on the average statistical workforce for the preceding six-month period, intends to terminate the employment relationship according to the following criteria:

  • at least 10 workers, when employing more than 20 and fewer than 100 employees;
  • 10% of the employees, when employing between 100 and 299 employees; and
  • at least 30 workers, when employing 300 or more employees

within a period of 30 days, for reasons in connection with its operations (such as, for instance, a reorganisation, a layoff, or a termination of an organisational unit).


The provisions on collective redundancies shall not apply to the crews of sea-going vessels.

Additional metadata

Cost covered by
Not available
Involved actors other than national government
National government
Involvement (others)
Affected employees: 10
Company size: 21
Additional information: No, applicable in all circumstances


Eurofound (2015), Hungary: Definition of collective dismissal, Restructuring legislation database, Dublin,

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