The dismissal of single parents with children under 16 is to be outlawed

14 February 2023
PAS Messenger
Federal Law No. 12-FZ amending the Labour Code of the Russian Federation was published on 14 February 2024. The law extends the list of cases in which the employer-initiated termination of employment is prohibited. Specifically, employers will no longer have the right to dismiss single parents with children aged under 16 years.

Previously, employers were barred from dismissing single parents raising children under 14 years of age.

It should be noted that, as before, the restriction will not apply in exceptional cases provided for in law (for example, in the case of the liquidation of an organisation).

The changes will take effect 10 days after the publication date.

Authors:
  • Ekaterina Ukhova
    Partner
    People Advisory services
  • Lyudmila Sapronova
    Director
    People Advisory services
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