Commission to review the rules regarding disputes concerning dismissals (summary) SOU 2012:62

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The Commission proposes three amendments to the Employment Protection Act.

First, an employment shall not last more than one year during an on-going dispute regarding the validity of a dismissal.

Second, economic damages according to § 39 LAS shall be reduced in proportion to the number of employees of the employer.

Third, it shall no longer be possible to declare a dismissal due to shortage of work to be void, because the employer has not fulfilled its responsibility to find the employee alternative work within the company.

Since the proposal includes an introduction of a new section in the Employment Protection Act, the Commission also suggests consequential amendments to a number of other statutes that refer to the LAS.