“Decrease in Turnover” Is Not a Just Cause for Termination

Precedential Decision by Judiciary or Regulatory Agency

Author: Zoltán Csernus, Partner – VJT & Partners Law Firm

The Hungarian Supreme Court held that the employer’s justification of a sales person’s employment termination is unlawful if the reason is only “decrease in turnover.” Such short justification gives no information whether such decrease in turnover is a result of the employee’s behavior (breach of obligations) or the employer’s operation in general. In the latter case, the justification should provide that the consequence of the said decrease is a reorganization which caused the termination of the employment. In this case, the short justification fails on the test of clarity.

E-Mail as a Written Statement

Precedential Decision by Judiciary or Regulatory Agency

Author: Zoltán Csernus, Partner – VJT & Partners Law Firm

The Hungarian Supreme Court held that an e-mail sent by the employer may be deemed as a written statement, as the employee could identify the sending person, the exact time when the statement was made and its content is readable without alteration.