Labour Code [LC] (Loi n░ 028-2008-AN du 13 mai 2008 portant Code du Travail) Date: 13 May 2008 (view in NATLEX»)
Obligation to provide reasons to the employee: Yes
Art. 65 LC
Valid grounds (justified dismissal): any fair reasons
Art. 71 LC: A dismissal is "abusive" if it is effected without a legitimate reason. See also specific provisions on serious misconduct (art. 69 LC) and economic dismissals (art. 98 LC).
Prohibited grounds: marital status; pregnancy; maternity leave; family responsibilities; filing a complaint against the employer; race; colour; sex; religion; political opinion; social origin; nationality/national origin; trade union membership and activities; disabilities; HIV status
Art. 4 and 71 LC. See also 286 LC on trade union representatives and 147 LC on women on maternity leave.
Workers enjoying special protection: workers' representatives; pregnant women and/or women on maternity leave
Art. 314 LC Art. 147 LC: prohibition to dismiss women on maternity leave.