Labour code No XII-2603
Native name
Darbo kodeksas Nr. XII-2603
Definition of collective dismissal
Added to database
08 May 2015


Labour code (63)


Collective redundancies are considered to be the termination of employment contracts when, within 30 calendar days, there are plans to dismiss employees at the initiative of the employer without any fault on the part of the employee, by agreement of the parties to the employment contract or due to employer bankruptcy. The following thresholds apply:

  • 10 or more employees in a workplace where the average number of employees is between 20 and 99;
  • at least 10% of the employees in a workplace where the average number of employees is from 100 to 299;
  • 30 or more employees at a workplace where the average number of employees is 300 or more.

When calculating the number of employment contracts to be terminated, at least five employees need to be terminated for the calculation above. Collective redundancies do not cover cases where redundancies take place upon the expiry of the term of the employment contract (for instance, fixed-term and seasonal).

Labour relations on ships are regulated by Lithuanian labour law provisions if these ships sail under the flag of the Republic of Lithuania.


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Additional metadata

Cost covered by
Not available
Involved actors other than national government
National government
Involvement (others)
Affected employees: 10
Company size: 20
Additional information: No, applicable in all circumstances


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

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