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Antigua and Barbuda - Procedural requirements for individual dismissals


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Notification to the worker to be dismissed: no specific form required

Remarks:
  • The LC does not specify whether the employer's notice of termination shall be written or not (see. sec. C9 LC).
    The employer is however required to furnish a written statement indicating the precise reason for the termination, upon a request by the employee within seven days of termination or notice thereof (sec. C10 LC as amended by sec. 8 LCA).

Notice period:
Remarks:
  • See sec. C9(3) LC.
    - The period of said advance notice shall be at least equivalent to the interval of time between the affected employee's paydays. It shall not exceed 30 days unless a longer notice period is stipulated in an employment contract.
    - With respect to an employee serving a probation period, an employer must give at least 24 hours advance notice of his intention to terminate that person's employment.
    • tenure ≥ 6 months
      • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 9 months
      • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 2 years
      • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 4 years
      • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 5 years
      • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 10 years
      • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 20 years
      • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).

    Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

    Remarks:
    • See sec. C9(4) LC.

    Notification to the public administration: No

    Notification to workers' representatives: No

    Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

    Approval by workers' representatives: No

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    Notification to the worker to be dismissed: no specific form required

    Remarks:
    • The LC does not specify whether the employer's notice of termination shall be written or not (see. sec. C9 LC).
      The employer is however required to furnish a written statement indicating the precise reason for the termination, upon a request by the employee within seven days of termination or notice thereof (sec. C10 LC as amended by sec. 8 LCA).

    Notice period:
    Remarks:
    • See sec. C9(3) LC.
      - The period of said advance notice shall be at least equivalent to the interval of time between the affected employee's paydays. It shall not exceed 30 days unless a longer notice period is stipulated in an employment contract.
      - With respect to an employee serving a probation period, an employer must give at least 24 hours advance notice of his intention to terminate that person's employment.
      • tenure ≥ 6 months
        • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
      • tenure ≥ 9 months
        • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
      • tenure ≥ 2 years
        • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
      • tenure ≥ 4 years
        • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
      • tenure ≥ 5 years
        • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
      • tenure ≥ 10 years
        • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
      • tenure ≥ 20 years
        • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).

      Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

      Remarks:
      • See sec. C9(4) LC.

      Notification to the public administration: No

      Notification to workers' representatives: No

      Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

      Approval by workers' representatives: No

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      Notification to the worker to be dismissed: no specific form required

      Remarks:
      • The LC does not specify whether the employer's notice of termination shall be written or not (see. sec. C9 LC).
        The employer is however required to furnish a written statement indicating the precise reason for the termination, upon a request by the employee within seven days of termination or notice thereof (sec. C10 LC as amended by sec. 8 LCA).

      Notice period:
      Remarks:
      • See sec. C9(3) LC.
        - The period of said advance notice shall be at least equivalent to the interval of time between the affected employee's paydays. It shall not exceed 30 days unless a longer notice period is stipulated in an employment contract.
        - With respect to an employee serving a probation period, an employer must give at least 24 hours advance notice of his intention to terminate that person's employment.
        • tenure ≥ 6 months
          • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
        • tenure ≥ 9 months
          • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
        • tenure ≥ 2 years
          • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
        • tenure ≥ 4 years
          • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
        • tenure ≥ 5 years
          • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
        • tenure ≥ 10 years
          • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
        • tenure ≥ 20 years
          • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).

        Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

        Remarks:
        • See sec. C9(4) LC.

        Notification to the public administration: No

        Notification to workers' representatives: No

        Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

        Approval by workers' representatives: No

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        Notification to the worker to be dismissed: no specific form required

        Remarks:
        • The LC does not specify whether the employer's notice of termination shall be written or not (see. sec. C9 LC).
          The employer is however required to furnish a written statement indicating the precise reason for the termination, upon a request by the employee within seven days of termination or notice thereof (sec. C10 LC as amended by sec. 8 LCA).

        Notice period:
        Remarks:
        • See sec. C9(3) LC.
          - The period of said advance notice shall be at least equivalent to the interval of time between the affected employee's paydays. It shall not exceed 30 days unless a longer notice period is stipulated in an employment contract.
          - With respect to an employee serving a probation period, an employer must give at least 24 hours advance notice of his intention to terminate that person's employment.
          • tenure ≥ 6 months
            • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
          • tenure ≥ 9 months
            • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
          • tenure ≥ 2 years
            • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
          • tenure ≥ 4 years
            • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
          • tenure ≥ 5 years
            • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
          • tenure ≥ 10 years
            • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
          • tenure ≥ 20 years
            • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).

          Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

          Remarks:
          • See sec. C9(4) LC.

          Notification to the public administration: No

          Notification to workers' representatives: No

          Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

          Approval by workers' representatives: No

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          Notification to the worker to be dismissed: no specific form required

          Remarks:
          • The LC does not specify whether the employer's notice of termination shall be written or not (see. sec. C9 LC).
            The employer is however required to furnish a written statement indicating the reasons for dismissal within seven days of termination or notice thereof (see sec. C10 LC as amended by sec. 8 LCA).

          Notice period:
          Remarks:
          • See sec. C9(3) LC.
            - The period of said advance notice shall be at least equivalent to the interval of time between the affected employee's paydays. It shall not exceed 30 days unless a longer notice period is stipulated in an employment contract.
            - With respect to an employee serving a probation period, an employer must give at least 24 hours advance notice of his intention to terminate that person's employment.
            • tenure ≥ 6 months
              • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
            • tenure ≥ 9 months
              • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
            • tenure ≥ 2 years
              • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
            • tenure ≥ 4 years
              • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
            • tenure ≥ 5 years
              • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
            • tenure ≥ 10 years
              • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
            • tenure ≥ 20 years
              • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).

            Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

            Remarks:
            • See sec. C9(4) LC.

            Notification to the public administration: No

            Notification to workers' representatives: No

            Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

            Approval by workers' representatives: No

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            Notification to the worker to be dismissed: no specific form required

            Remarks:
            • The LC does not specify whether the employer's notice of termination shall be written or not (see. sec. C9 LC).
              The employer is however required to furnish a written statement indicating the reasons for dismissal within seven days of termination or notice thereof (see sec. C10 LC as amended by sec. 8 LCA).

            Notice period:
            Remarks:
            • See sec. C9(3) LC.
              - The period of said advance notice shall be at least equivalent to the interval of time between the affected employee's paydays. It shall not exceed 30 days unless a longer notice period is stipulated in an employment contract.
              - With respect to an employee serving a probation period, an employer must give at least 24 hours advance notice of his intention to terminate that person's employment.
              • tenure ≥ 6 months
                • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
              • tenure ≥ 9 months
                • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
              • tenure ≥ 2 years
                • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
              • tenure ≥ 4 years
                • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
              • tenure ≥ 5 years
                • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
              • tenure ≥ 10 years
                • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
              • tenure ≥ 20 years
                • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).

              Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

              Remarks:
              • See sec. C9(4) LC.

              Notification to the public administration: No

              Notification to workers' representatives: No

              Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

              Approval by workers' representatives: No

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              Notification to the worker to be dismissed: no specific form required

              Remarks:
              • The LC does not specify whether the employer's notice of termination shall be written or not (see. sec. C9 LC).
                The employer is however required to furnish a written statement indicating the reasons for dismissal within seven days of termination or notice thereof (see sec. C10 LC as amended by sec. 8 LCA).

              Notice period:
              Remarks:
              • See sec. C9(3) LC.
                - The period of said advance notice shall be at least equivalent to the interval of time between the affected employee's paydays. It shall not exceed 30 days unless a longer notice period is stipulated in an employment contract.
                - With respect to an employee serving a probation period, an employer must give at least 24 hours advance notice of his intention to terminate that person's employment.
                • tenure ≥ 6 months
                  • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
                • tenure ≥ 9 months
                  • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
                • tenure ≥ 2 years
                  • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
                • tenure ≥ 4 years
                  • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
                • tenure ≥ 5 years
                  • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
                • tenure ≥ 10 years
                  • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
                • tenure ≥ 20 years
                  • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).

                Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

                Remarks:
                • See sec. C9(4) LC.

                Notification to the public administration: No

                Notification to workers' representatives: No

                Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

                Approval by workers' representatives: No

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                Notification to the worker to be dismissed: no specific form required

                Remarks:
                • The LC does not specify whether the employer's notice of termination shall be written or not (see. sec. C9 LC).
                  The employer is however required to furnish a written statement indicating the reasons for dismissal within seven days of termination or notice thereof (see sec. C10 LC as amended by sec. 8 LCA).

                Notice period:
                Remarks:
                • See sec. C9(3) LC.
                  - The period of said advance notice shall be at least equivalent to the interval of time between the affected employee's paydays. It shall not exceed 30 days unless a longer notice period is stipulated in an employment contract.
                  - With respect to an employee serving a probation period, an employer must give at least 24 hours advance notice of his intention to terminate that person's employment.
                  • tenure ≥ 6 months
                    • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 9 months
                    • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 2 years
                    • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 4 years
                    • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 5 years
                    • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 10 years
                    • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 20 years
                    • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).

                  Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

                  Remarks:
                  • See sec. C9(4) LC.

                  Notification to the public administration: No

                  Notification to workers' representatives: No

                  Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

                  Approval by workers' representatives: No

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                  Notification to the worker to be dismissed: no specific form required

                  Remarks:
                  • The LC does not specify whether the employer's notice of termination shall be written or not (see. sec. C9 LC).
                    The employer is however required to furnish a written statement indicating the reasons for dismissal within seven days of termination or notice thereof (see sec. C10 LC as amended by sec. 8 LCA).

                  Notice period:
                  Remarks:
                  • See sec. C9(3) LC.
                    - The period of said advance notice shall be at least equivalent to the interval of time between the affected employee's paydays. It shall not exceed 30 days unless a longer notice period is stipulated in an employment contract.
                    - With respect to an employee serving a probation period, an employer must give at least 24 hours advance notice of his intention to terminate that person's employment.
                    • tenure ≥ 6 months
                      • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 9 months
                      • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 2 years
                      • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 4 years
                      • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 5 years
                      • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 10 years
                      • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 20 years
                      • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).

                    Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

                    Remarks:
                    • See sec. C9(4) LC.

                    Notification to the public administration: No

                    Notification to workers' representatives: No

                    Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

                    Approval by workers' representatives: No

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                    Notification to the worker to be dismissed: no specific form required

                    Remarks:
                    • The LC does not specify whether the employer's notice of termination shall be written or not (see. sec. C9 LC).
                      The employer is however required to furnish a written statement indicating the reasons for dismissal within seven days of termination or notice thereof (see sec. C10 LC as amended by sec. 8 LCA).

                    Notice period:
                    Remarks:
                    • See sec. C9(3) LC.
                      - The period of said advance notice shall be at least equivalent to the interval of time between the affected employee's paydays. It shall not exceed 30 days unless a longer notice period is stipulated in an employment contract.
                      - With respect to an employee serving a probation period, an employer must give at least 24 hours advance notice of his intention to terminate that person's employment.
                      • tenure ≥ 6 months
                        • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 9 months
                        • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 2 years
                        • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 4 years
                        • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 5 years
                        • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 10 years
                        • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 20 years
                        • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).

                      Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

                      Remarks:
                      • See sec. C9(4) LC.

                      Notification to the public administration: No

                      Notification to workers' representatives: No

                      Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

                      Approval by workers' representatives: No