Last checked: 23/06/2022

Inform and consult staff

If your company employs at least 50 people – including staff employed on fixed-term contracts – in an EU country (In this case, the 27 EU member states) (or at least 20 if it is a branch of a larger business), you are legally obliged to:

You must also make sure you provide the information in good time so that employee representatives have enough time to prepare for consultation on any related issues.

Employee representatives (and any experts assisting them) may not disclose to staff or third parties any confidential information you share with them.

EU legislation

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