A year on from Italy’s blanket redundancy ban
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Sharon Reilly
Sharon Reilly is a dual-qualified lawyer, co-founder, and managing partner of Reilly & Tesoro, Employment Law Firm

As one of the first countries to declare a state of emergency and go into full lockdown due to the covid-19 pandemic (9 March 2020), Italy’s national health service was quickly stretched to its limits. This, coupled with the inevitable economic recession, has had a strong impact on the nation’s labour market.