Labour law

PORTUGAL needs to have more flexible labour legislation, allowing inefficient or incompetent employees to be fired.

This was one of the main conclusions of an organisation for co-operation and economic development (OCED) report.

The OCED states that following the introduction of a new Labour Code in 2003, “no other measures were adopted to reform labour legislation. Rules are too restrictive preventing employee mobility, reducing the creation of full-time work posts and slowing down the uptake of new technology.”

Faced with the OCED’s recommendations official sources at the Ministry of Employment and Social Security guaranteed that the government in general had accepted and would accept all of the recommendations that had been made.

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