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Belgium - Procedural requirements for individual dismissals


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Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

Notice period:

    Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

    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: written

    Notice period:

      Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

      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: written

      Notice period:

        Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

        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: written

        Notice period:

          Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

          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: written

          Notice period:

            Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

            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: written

            Notice period:

              Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

              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: written

              Notice period:
                • tenure ≥ 6 months
                  • white-collar workers - 3 month(s).
                  • blue-collar workers - 28 day(s).
                  • blue-collar workers covered by the Collective Labour Agreement No 75 - 35 day(s).
                • tenure ≥ 9 months
                  • white-collar workers - 3 month(s).
                  • blue-collar workers - 28 day(s).
                  • blue-collar workers covered by the Collective Labour Agreement No 75 - 35 day(s).
                • tenure ≥ 2 years
                  • white-collar workers - 3 month(s).
                  • blue-collar workers - 28 day(s).
                  • blue-collar workers covered by the Collective Labour Agreement No 75 - 35 day(s).
                • tenure ≥ 4 years
                  • white-collar workers - 3 month(s).
                  • blue-collar workers - 28 day(s).
                  • blue-collar workers covered by the Collective Labour Agreement No 75 - 35 day(s).
                • tenure ≥ 5 years
                  • white-collar workers - 6 month(s).
                  • blue-collar workers - 28 day(s).
                  • blue-collar workers covered by the Collective Labour Agreement No 75 - 42 day(s).
                • tenure ≥ 10 years
                  • white-collar workers - 9 month(s).
                  • blue-collar workers - 28 day(s).
                  • blue-collar workers covered by the Collective Labour Agreement No 75 - 56 day(s).
                • tenure ≥ 20 years
                  • white-collar workers - 15 month(s).
                  • blue-collar workers - 56 day(s).
                  • blue-collar workers covered by the Collective Labour Agreement No 75 - 112 day(s).

                Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

                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: written

                Notice period:
                  • tenure ≥ 6 months
                    • white-collar workers - 3 month(s).
                    • blue-collar workers - 28 day(s).
                    • blue-collar workers covered by the Collective Labour Agreement No 75 - 35 day(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 9 months
                    • white-collar workers - 3 month(s).
                    • blue-collar workers - 28 day(s).
                    • blue-collar workers covered by the Collective Labour Agreement No 75 - 35 day(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 2 years
                    • white-collar workers - 3 month(s).
                    • blue-collar workers - 28 day(s).
                    • blue-collar workers covered by the Collective Labour Agreement No 75 - 35 day(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 4 years
                    • white-collar workers - 3 month(s).
                    • blue-collar workers - 28 day(s).
                    • blue-collar workers covered by the Collective Labour Agreement No 75 - 35 day(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 5 years
                    • white-collar workers - 6 month(s).
                    • blue-collar workers - 28 day(s).
                    • blue-collar workers covered by the Collective Labour Agreement No 75 - 42 day(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 10 years
                    • white-collar workers - 9 month(s).
                    • blue-collar workers - 28 day(s).
                    • blue-collar workers covered by the Collective Labour Agreement No 75 - 56 day(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 20 years
                    • white-collar workers - 15 month(s).
                    • blue-collar workers - 56 day(s).
                    • blue-collar workers covered by the Collective Labour Agreement No 75 - 112 day(s).

                  Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

                  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: written

                  Notice period:
                    • tenure ≥ 6 months
                      • white-collar workers - 3 month(s).
                      • blue-collar workers - 28 day(s).
                      • blue-collar workers covered by the Collective Labour Agreement No 75 - 35 day(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 9 months
                      • white-collar workers - 3 month(s).
                      • blue-collar workers - 28 day(s).
                      • blue-collar workers covered by the Collective Labour Agreement No 75 - 35 day(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 2 years
                      • white-collar workers - 3 month(s).
                      • blue-collar workers - 28 day(s).
                      • blue-collar workers covered by the Collective Labour Agreement No 75 - 35 day(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 4 years
                      • white-collar workers - 3 month(s).
                      • blue-collar workers - 28 day(s).
                      • blue-collar workers covered by the Collective Labour Agreement No 75 - 35 day(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 5 years
                      • white-collar workers - 6 month(s).
                      • blue-collar workers - 28 day(s).
                      • blue-collar workers covered by the Collective Labour Agreement No 75 - 42 day(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 10 years
                      • white-collar workers - 9 month(s).
                      • blue-collar workers - 28 day(s).
                      • blue-collar workers covered by the Collective Labour Agreement No 75 - 56 day(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 20 years
                      • white-collar workers - 15 month(s).
                      • blue-collar workers - 56 day(s).
                      • blue-collar workers covered by the Collective Labour Agreement No 75 - 112 day(s).

                    Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

                    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: written

                    Notice period:
                      • tenure ≥ 6 months
                        • white-collar workers - 3 month(s).
                        • blue-collar workers - 28 day(s).
                        • blue-collar workers covered by the Collective Labour Agreement No 75 - 35 day(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 9 months
                        • white-collar workers - 3 month(s).
                        • blue-collar workers - 28 day(s).
                        • blue-collar workers covered by the Collective Labour Agreement No 75 - 35 day(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 2 years
                        • white-collar workers - 3 month(s).
                        • blue-collar workers - 28 day(s).
                        • blue-collar workers covered by the Collective Labour Agreement No 75 - 35 day(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 4 years
                        • white-collar workers - 3 month(s).
                        • blue-collar workers - 28 day(s).
                        • blue-collar workers covered by the Collective Labour Agreement No 75 - 35 day(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 5 years
                        • white-collar workers - 6 month(s).
                        • blue-collar workers - 28 day(s).
                        • blue-collar workers covered by the Collective Labour Agreement No 75 - 42 day(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 10 years
                        • white-collar workers - 9 month(s).
                        • blue-collar workers - 28 day(s).
                        • blue-collar workers covered by the Collective Labour Agreement No 75 - 56 day(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 20 years
                        • white-collar workers - 15 month(s).
                        • blue-collar workers - 56 day(s).
                        • blue-collar workers covered by the Collective Labour Agreement No 75 - 112 day(s).

                      Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

                      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: written

                      Notice period:
                        • tenure ≥ 6 months
                          • white-collar workers - 3 month(s).
                          • blue-collar workers - 28 day(s).
                          • blue-collar workers covered by the Collective Labour Agreement No 75 - 35 day(s).
                        • tenure ≥ 9 months
                          • white-collar workers - 3 month(s).
                          • blue-collar workers - 28 day(s).
                          • blue-collar workers covered by the Collective Labour Agreement No 75 - 35 day(s).
                        • tenure ≥ 2 years
                          • white-collar workers - 3 month(s).
                          • blue-collar workers - 28 day(s).
                          • blue-collar workers covered by the Collective Labour Agreement No 75 - 35 day(s).
                        • tenure ≥ 4 years
                          • white-collar workers - 3 month(s).
                          • blue-collar workers - 28 day(s).
                          • blue-collar workers covered by the Collective Labour Agreement No 75 - 35 day(s).
                        • tenure ≥ 5 years
                          • white-collar workers - 6 month(s).
                          • blue-collar workers - 28 day(s).
                          • blue-collar workers covered by the Collective Labour Agreement No 75 - 42 day(s).
                        • tenure ≥ 10 years
                          • white-collar workers - 9 month(s).
                          • blue-collar workers - 28 day(s).
                          • blue-collar workers covered by the Collective Labour Agreement No 75 - 56 day(s).
                        • tenure ≥ 20 years
                          • white-collar workers - 15 month(s).
                          • blue-collar workers - 56 day(s).
                          • blue-collar workers covered by the Collective Labour Agreement No 75 - 112 day(s).

                        Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

                        Notification to the public administration: No

                        Notification to workers' representatives: No

                        Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

                        Approval by workers' representatives: No