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5.3. Lock-out 


A lock-out is any unilateral decision of the employer that totally or partially paralyses the undertaking or the prohibition of access to the workplace to some or all the employees, as well as the refusal to provide work conditions and work instruments that determines or is susceptible of determining the paralysation of some or all sectors of a company or as long as, in any event, is intended to reach objectives beyond the normal company’s activity.


In Portugal, lock-outs are prohibited.



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