Selection order for dismissals and layoffs in detail
There is no statutory selection order for dismissals under Colombian law.
However, employers need to be aware that some employees may have ‘reinforced stability’. This requires a separate authorisation to be obtained from the Ministry of Labour to terminate them. Therefore, in practice these employees are left last in cases of mass dismissals. Situations of reinforced stability include:
Author: Brigard & Urrutia Abogados
Date: December 2019