Mr Sergio Passerini

Sergio Passerini

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Supreme Court of Cassation finds that aim of greater productivity justified employee's dismissal
Italy | 10 September 2019

A recent Supreme Court of Cassation decision examined whether there were justified objective reasons for an employer to dismiss an employee following his refusal to reduce his hours in the wake of a company reorganisation to reduce labour costs and increase productivity. The court examined previous case law in this regard, reassessed the parameters of justified objective reasons for dismissal and set out the scope of judicial examinations of such a dismissal's legitimacy.