Employment & Benefits, Peru updates

Dismissals based on loss of trust
  • Peru
  • December 07 2016

The Constitutional Court has held on numerous occasions that employees in management positions or positions of trust can be dismissed if the employer loses trust in the employee. In these cases, the employer must pay indemnity, as loss of trust is not a legal basis for dismissal. However, a recent Supreme Court of Justice decision determined that an employee who has held such a position since the employment relationship began is not entitled to indemnity when dismissed due to a loss of trust.

What are your obligations regarding disabled employees?
  • Peru
  • August 17 2016

The General Law for People with Disabilities established a legal framework to promote, protect and uphold the rights of disabled people. Peru has since taken several measures to ensure that the right of disabled employees to enjoy favourable work conditions is upheld, including introducing a legal quota for disabled employees and imposing new obligations on employers to make reasonable adjustments in the workplace.

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