A notice of dismissal for reasons not directly related to the employee's person is an indicator that allows the Secretariat of the Economic Committee (Comité de conjoncture) to detect businesses which are experiencing financial hardship.
On the basis of these notices, the Secretariat may take the initiative to contact the social partners to attempt to establish a job protection plan in accordance with the provisions of the Labour Code.
These notices are compulsory for businesses employing 15 or more people.
During the economic recovery period (i.e., until 31 December 2021), each business which has applied for short-time working for its employees, irrespective of its employee headcount, must notify the Economic Committee of all dismissals for reasons not directly related to the employee's person.
These notices must be sent to the Economic Committee using the [notice of dismissal for economic reasons, PDME, PR] procedure. A notice of dismissal form for dismissals for reasons not directly related to the employee's person must be submitted with the procedure.
The notice of dismissal must:
Déclaration de licenciement économique et/ou dépôt d'un plan de redressement ou d'un plan de maintien dans l'emploi
Notification des licenciements pour des raisons non inhérentes à la personne du salarié