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Burkina Faso - Substantive requirements for dismissals

Substantive requirements for dismissals (justified and prohibited grounds) - Burkina Faso - 2019    

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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.