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China - Substantive requirements for dismissals

Substantive requirements for dismissals (justified and prohibited grounds) - China - 2017    

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Obligation to provide reasons to the employee: No

Valid grounds (justified dismissal): worker's conduct; worker's capacity; economic reasons

Prohibited grounds: marital status; pregnancy; maternity leave; temporary work injury or illness; race; sex; religion; nationality/national origin; age; trade union membership and activities; disability; ethnic origin

Workers enjoying special protection: workers' representatives; pregnant women and/or women on maternity leave; confirmed injured workers; older workers/workers on the verge of retirement; workers on temporary leave following an occupational disease or a work injury