Enhanced Criminal Liability for Unlawful Dismissals

February 07, 2020 Labor & Employment

Since January 01, 2018, the 2015 Penal Code (amended in 2017) has entered into force in Vietnam.  One of the most concerned regulations therein is the imposition of criminal liability up to 03 years of imprisonment on unlawful dismissals.  This insight will assess how much impact this regulation can cause to the employers in Vietnam and what the employers should do in response.

  Is criminal liability for unlawful dismissals new from the 2015 Penal Code?

  What is the current criminal liability and how it is enhanced?

  What should the employers do to minimize the risk of criminal liability?

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Authors: Stephen Le , Derek Phan

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