The Author examines the procedural aspects of the recent reform of the Italian labour market (law n. 92 of 2012) which modified art. 18 of law n. 300 of 1970 providing four different levels of protection for wrongfully dismissed employees. In order to speed up related justice, the law n. 92 of 2012 has provided a two-phased proceeding: the compulsory one consisting of a summary judgment, the eventual one conceived as adjudication appealable before the Court of Appeal or before the Corte di Cassazione.
Keywords: Italian labour market reform; Law n. 92 of 2012; Art. 18, law n. 300 of 1970; Labour law procedure; Unfair dismissal; Summary judgment; Ordinary proceedings.