Bumping Rights

What are bumping rights?

Bumping rights are privileges provided to more senior-level employees whose positions have been eliminated or selected for layoff, allowing the employee with seniority to accept an alternative position that is currently occupied by a less-senior employee, resulting in the employee with less seniority being RIF'd or laid off. Bumping typically occurs in union settings as a condition of a collective bargaining agreement. 


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