The OECD indicators of employment protection legislation evaluate the regulations on the dismissal of workers on regular contracts and the hiring of workers on temporary contracts. They cover both individual and collective dismissals.
The indicators have been compiled using the Secretariat’s own reading of statutory laws, collective bargaining agreements and case law as well as contributions from officials from OECD member countries and advice from country experts.
Employment protection refers to only one dimension of the complex set of factors that influence worker security and firm adaptability. For information on other labour market policies and institutions, see the OECD Employment Database.
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The 2019 OECD Employment Protection Legislation indicators are published in the 2020 Edition of the OECD Employment Outlook
OECD INdicators oF EMployment protection legislation (for download)
detailed information on employMent protection by country
>> For a description of employment protection in individual countries in 2013, see here