In some countries, there are tailored rules about the order in which you are allowed to dismiss employees and these serve to protect more vulnerable employees. There are also some general rules that may apply, such as anti-discrimination law. In the map, we mark in red those countries where we have identified selection order rules of one kind or another. In the countries marked in dark grey employers are freer to make their own choices, but please check with a local Ius Laboris lawyer before proceeding. The text was last updated in December 2020.