Civil Decision no. 601/A/26th February 2015 of the Bucharest Court of Appeal, 7th Section, regarding the notice period in case of dismissals for reasons unrelated to the person of the employee and how this notice period will be calculated.
In respect to the provisions of art. 75 from the Romanian Labor Code, the employee dismissed for reasons unrelated to his person shall have the right to a notice period of at least 20 working days. The provisions of the Romanian Civil Code established that when the term is settled in days, the first and last days are not taken into account.
Therefore, it will be necessary to calculate the notice period according to the “free days system”. In this situation, the notice period shall not include the first and the last day. In conclusion, the notice period should be granted by 20 working and free days, without taking into consideration the first and the last day of the term of 20 working days.