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Bulgaria - Procedural requirements for individual dismissals


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Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

Remarks:
  • Art. 328 (1) LC

Notice period:
Remarks:
  • Art. 328 (1) together with art. 326 (2) LC
    * The notice period for termination of a contract of unlimited duration must be 30 days, unless a longer period has been agreed by the parties, but not longer than 3 months.
    *Note: the LC also provides that notice period for FTC shall amount to 3 months, but not more than the remaining period of the contract.
    • tenure ≥ 6 months
      • 30 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 9 months
      • 30 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 2 years
      • 30 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 4 years
      • 30 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 5 years
      • 30 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 10 years
      • 30 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 20 years
      • 30 day(s).

    Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

    Remarks:
    • Art. 220 LC

    Notification to the public administration: No

    Notification to workers' representatives: No

    Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

    Remarks:
    • However pursuant to art. 333 (1) LC, prior consent of the labour inspectorate is required :
      1) when the dismissal is based on certain grounds: partial closing down of the enterprise or staff cuts, lack of the qualities required for the performance of the work, lack of qualification following changes in the requirements for the job, disciplinary dismissals
      and
      2) for workers benefiting from special protection: mothers of children under 3 years, women whose husband are serving their compulsory military service, employees with reduced capacity for work who have been reassigned and disabled persons, employees suffering from certain diseases.

      For pregnant women, prior consent of the labour inspectorate is required in case of disciplinary dismissal (art. 333 (5) LC).

    Approval by workers' representatives: No

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    Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

    Remarks:
    • Art. 328 (1) LC

    Notice period:
    Remarks:
    • Art. 328 (1) together with art. 326 (2) LC
      * The notice period for termination of a contract of unlimited duration must be 30 days, unless a longer period has been agreed by the parties, but not longer than 3 months.
      *Note: the LC also provides that notice period for FTC shall amount to 3 months, but not more than the remaining period of the contract.
      • tenure ≥ 6 months
        • 30 day(s).
      • tenure ≥ 9 months
        • 30 day(s).
      • tenure ≥ 2 years
        • 30 day(s).
      • tenure ≥ 4 years
        • 30 day(s).
      • tenure ≥ 5 years
        • 30 day(s).
      • tenure ≥ 10 years
        • 30 day(s).
      • tenure ≥ 20 years
        • 30 day(s).

      Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

      Remarks:
      • Art. 220 LC

      Notification to the public administration: No

      Notification to workers' representatives: No

      Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

      Remarks:
      • However pursuant to art. 333 (1) LC, prior consent of the labour inspectorate is required :
        1) when the dismissal is based on certain grounds: partial closing down of the enterprise or staff cuts, lack of the qualities required for the performance of the work, lack of qualification following changes in the requirements for the job, disciplinary dismissals
        and
        2) for workers benefiting from special protection: mothers of children under 3 years, women whose husband are serving their compulsory military service, employees with reduced capacity for work who have been reassigned and disabled persons, employees suffering from certain diseases.

        For pregnant women, prior consent of the labour inspectorate is required in case of disciplinary dismissal (art. 333 (5) LC).

      Approval by workers' representatives: No

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      Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

      Remarks:
      • Art. 328 (1) LC

      Notice period:
      Remarks:
      • Art. 328 (1) together with art. 326 (2) LC
        * The notice period for termination of a contract of unlimited duration must be 30 days, unless a longer period has been agreed by the parties, but not longer than 3 months.
        *Note: the LC also provides that notice period for FTC shall amount to 3 months, but not more than the remaining period of the contract.
        • tenure ≥ 6 months
          • 30 day(s).
        • tenure ≥ 9 months
          • 30 day(s).
        • tenure ≥ 2 years
          • 30 day(s).
        • tenure ≥ 4 years
          • 30 day(s).
        • tenure ≥ 5 years
          • 30 day(s).
        • tenure ≥ 10 years
          • 30 day(s).
        • tenure ≥ 20 years
          • 30 day(s).

        Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

        Remarks:
        • Art. 220 LC

        Notification to the public administration: No

        Notification to workers' representatives: No

        Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

        Remarks:
        • However pursuant to art. 333 (1) LC, prior consent of the labour inspectorate is required :
          1) when the dismissal is based on certain grounds: partial closing down of the enterprise or staff cuts, lack of the qualities required for the performance of the work, lack of qualification following changes in the requirements for the job, disciplinary dismissals
          and
          2) for workers benefiting from special protection: mothers of children under 3 years, women whose husband are serving their compulsory military service, employees with reduced capacity for work who have been reassigned and disabled persons, employees suffering from certain diseases.

          For pregnant women, prior consent of the labour inspectorate is required in case of disciplinary dismissal (art. 333 (5) LC).

        Approval by workers' representatives: No

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        Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

        Remarks:
        • Art. 328 (1) LC

        Notice period:
        Remarks:
        • Art. 328 (1) together with art. 326 (2) LC
          * The notice period for termination of a contract of unlimited duration must be 30 days, unless a longer period has been agreed by the parties, but not longer than 3 months.
          *Note: the LC also provides that notice period for FTC shall amount to 3 months, but not more than the remaining period of the contract.
          • tenure ≥ 6 months
            • 30 day(s).
          • tenure ≥ 9 months
            • 30 day(s).
          • tenure ≥ 2 years
            • 30 day(s).
          • tenure ≥ 4 years
            • 30 day(s).
          • tenure ≥ 5 years
            • 30 day(s).
          • tenure ≥ 10 years
            • 30 day(s).
          • tenure ≥ 20 years
            • 30 day(s).

          Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

          Remarks:
          • Art. 220 LC

          Notification to the public administration: No

          Notification to workers' representatives: No

          Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

          Remarks:
          • However pursuant to art. 333 (1) LC, prior consent of the labour inspectorate is required :
            1) when the dismissal is based on certain grounds: partial closing down of the enterprise or staff cuts, lack of the qualities required for the performance of the work, lack of qualification following changes in the requirements for the job, disciplinary dismissals
            and
            2) for workers benefiting from special protection: mothers of children under 3 years, women whose husband are serving their compulsory military service, employees with reduced capacity for work who have been reassigned and disabled persons, employees suffering from certain diseases.

            For pregnant women, prior consent of the labour inspectorate is required in case of disciplinary dismissal (art. 333 (5) LC).

          Approval by workers' representatives: No

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          Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

          Remarks:
          • Art. 328 (1) LC

          Notice period:
          Remarks:
          • Art. 328 (1) together with art. 326 (2) LC
            * The notice period for termination of a contract of unlimited duration must be 30 days, unless a longer period has been agreed by the parties, but not longer than 3 months.
            *Note: the LC also provides that notice period for FTC shall amount to 3 months, but not more than the remaining period of the contract.
            • tenure ≥ 6 months
              • 30 day(s).
            • tenure ≥ 9 months
              • 30 day(s).
            • tenure ≥ 2 years
              • 30 day(s).
            • tenure ≥ 4 years
              • 30 day(s).
            • tenure ≥ 5 years
              • 30 day(s).
            • tenure ≥ 10 years
              • 30 day(s).
            • tenure ≥ 20 years
              • 30 day(s).

            Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

            Remarks:
            • Art. 220 LC

            Notification to the public administration: No

            Notification to workers' representatives: No

            Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

            Remarks:
            • However pursuant to art. 333 (1) LC, prior consent of the labour inspectorate is required :
              1) when the dismissal is based on certain grounds: partial closing down of the enterprise or staff cuts, lack of the qualities required for the performance of the work, lack of qualification following changes in the requirements for the job, disciplinary dismissals
              and
              2) for workers benefiting from special protection: mothers of children under 3 years, women whose husband are serving their compulsory military service, employees with reduced capacity for work who have been reassigned and disabled persons, employees suffering from certain diseases.

              For pregnant women, prior consent of the labour inspectorate is required in case of disciplinary dismissal (art. 333 (5) LC).

            Approval by workers' representatives: No

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            Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

            Remarks:
            • Art. 328 (1) LC

            Notice period:
            Remarks:
            • Art. 328 (1) together with art. 326 (2) LC
              * The notice period for termination of a contract of unlimited duration must be 30 days, unless a longer period has been agreed by the parties, but not longer than 3 months.
              *Note: the LC also provides that notice period for FTC shall amount to 3 months, but not more than the remaining period of the contract.
              • tenure ≥ 6 months
                • 30 day(s).
              • tenure ≥ 9 months
                • 30 day(s).
              • tenure ≥ 2 years
                • 30 day(s).
              • tenure ≥ 4 years
                • 30 day(s).
              • tenure ≥ 5 years
                • 30 day(s).
              • tenure ≥ 10 years
                • 30 day(s).
              • tenure ≥ 20 years
                • 30 day(s).

              Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

              Remarks:
              • Art. 220 LC

              Notification to the public administration: No

              Notification to workers' representatives: No

              Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

              Remarks:
              • However pursuant to art. 333 (1) LC, prior consent of the labour inspectorate is required :
                1) when the dismissal is based on certain grounds: partial closing down of the enterprise or staff cuts, lack of the qualities required for the performance of the work, lack of qualification following changes in the requirements for the job, disciplinary dismissals
                and
                2) for workers benefiting from special protection: mothers of children under 3 years, women whose husband are serving their compulsory military service, employees with reduced capacity for work who have been reassigned and disabled persons, employees suffering from certain diseases.

                For pregnant women, prior consent of the labour inspectorate is required in case of disciplinary dismissal (art. 333 (5) LC).

              Approval by workers' representatives: No

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              Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

              Remarks:
              • Art. 328 (1) LC

              Notice period:
              Remarks:
              • Art. 328 (1) together with art. 326 (2) LC
                * The notice period for termination of a contract of unlimited duration must be 30 days, unless a longer period has been agreed by the parties, but not longer than 3 months.
                *Note: the LC also provides that notice period for FTC shall amount to 3 months, but not more than the remaining period of the contract.
                • tenure ≥ 6 months
                  • 30 day(s).
                • tenure ≥ 9 months
                  • 30 day(s).
                • tenure ≥ 2 years
                  • 30 day(s).
                • tenure ≥ 4 years
                  • 30 day(s).
                • tenure ≥ 5 years
                  • 30 day(s).
                • tenure ≥ 10 years
                  • 30 day(s).
                • tenure ≥ 20 years
                  • 30 day(s).

                Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

                Remarks:
                • Art. 220 LC

                Notification to the public administration: No

                Notification to workers' representatives: No

                Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

                Remarks:
                • However pursuant to art. 333 (1) LC, prior consent of the labour inspectorate is required :
                  1) when the dismissal is based on certain grounds: partial closing down of the enterprise or staff cuts, lack of the qualities required for the performance of the work, lack of qualification following changes in the requirements for the job, disciplinary dismissals
                  and
                  2) for workers benefiting from special protection: mothers of children under 3 years, women whose husband are serving their compulsory military service, employees with reduced capacity for work who have been reassigned and disabled persons, employees suffering from certain diseases.

                  For pregnant women, prior consent of the labour inspectorate is required in case of disciplinary dismissal (art. 333 (5) LC).

                Approval by workers' representatives: No

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                Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

                Remarks:
                • Art. 328 (1) LC

                Notice period:
                Remarks:
                • Art. 328 (1) together with art. 326 (2) LC
                  * The notice period for termination of a contract of unlimited duration must be 30 days, unless a longer period has been agreed by the parties, but not longer than 3 months.
                  *Note: the LC also provides that notice period for FTC shall amount to 3 months, but not more than the remaining period of the contract.
                  • tenure ≥ 6 months
                    • 30 day(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 9 months
                    • 30 day(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 2 years
                    • 30 day(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 4 years
                    • 30 day(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 5 years
                    • 30 day(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 10 years
                    • 30 day(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 20 years
                    • 30 day(s).

                  Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

                  Remarks:
                  • Art. 220 LC

                  Notification to the public administration: No

                  Notification to workers' representatives: No

                  Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

                  Remarks:
                  • However pursuant to art. 333 (1) LC, prior consent of the labour inspectorate is required :
                    1) when the dismissal is based on certain grounds: partial closing down of the enterprise or staff cuts, lack of the qualities required for the performance of the work, lack of qualification following changes in the requirements for the job, disciplinary dismissals
                    and
                    2) for workers benefiting from special protection: mothers of children under 3 years, women whose husband are serving their compulsory military service, employees with reduced capacity for work who have been reassigned and disabled persons, employees suffering from certain diseases.

                    For pregnant women, prior consent of the labour inspectorate is required in case of disciplinary dismissal (art. 333 (5) LC).

                  Approval by workers' representatives: No

                  Remarks:
                  • Except for trade union representatives when the dismissal is based on certain grounds (partial closing down of the enterprise or staff cuts, reduction of the volume of work, lack of qualities for efficient work performance, lack of qualifications following changes in the requirement, disciplinary dismissals) : art. 333 (3) LC.

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                  Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

                  Remarks:
                  • Art. 328 (1) LC

                  Notice period:
                  Remarks:
                  • Art. 328 (1) together with art. 326 (2) LC
                    * The notice period for termination of a contract of unlimited duration must be 30 days, unless a longer period has been agreed by the parties, but not longer than 3 months.
                    *Note: the LC also provides that notice period for FTC shall amount to 3 months, but not more than the remaining period of the contract.
                    • tenure ≥ 6 months
                      • 30 day(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 9 months
                      • 30 day(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 2 years
                      • 30 day(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 4 years
                      • 30 day(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 5 years
                      • 30 day(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 10 years
                      • 30 day(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 20 years
                      • 30 day(s).

                    Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

                    Remarks:
                    • Art. 220 LC

                    Notification to the public administration: No

                    Notification to workers' representatives: No

                    Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

                    Remarks:
                    • However pursuant to art. 333 (1) LC, prior consent of the labour inspectorate is required :
                      1) when the dismissal is based on certain grounds: partial closing down of the enterprise or staff cuts, lack of the qualities required for the performance of the work, lack of qualification following changes in the requirements for the job, disciplinary dismissals
                      and
                      2) for workers benefiting from special protection: mothers of children under 3 years, women whose husband are serving their compulsory military service, employees with reduced capacity for work who have been reassigned and disabled persons, employees suffering from certain diseases.

                      For pregnant women, prior consent of the labour inspectorate is required in case of disciplinary dismissal (art. 333 (5) LC).

                    Approval by workers' representatives: No

                    Remarks:
                    • Except for trade union representatives when the dismissal is based on certain grounds (partial closing down of the enterprise or staff cuts, reduction of the volume of work, lack of qualities for efficient work performance, lack of qualifications following changes in the requirement, disciplinary dismissals) : art. 333 (3) LC.

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                    Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

                    Remarks:
                    • Art. 328 (1) LC

                    Notice period:
                    Remarks:
                    • Art. 328 (1) together with art. 326 (2) LC
                      * The notice period for termination of a contract of unlimited duration must be 30 days, unless a longer period has been agreed by the parties, but not longer than 3 months.
                      *Note: the LC also provides that notice period for FTC shall amount to 3 months, but not more than the remaining period of the contract.
                      • tenure ≥ 6 months
                        • 30 day(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 9 months
                        • 30 day(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 2 years
                        • 30 day(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 4 years
                        • 30 day(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 5 years
                        • 30 day(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 10 years
                        • 30 day(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 20 years
                        • 30 day(s).

                      Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

                      Remarks:
                      • Art. 220 LC

                      Notification to the public administration: No

                      Notification to workers' representatives: No

                      Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

                      Remarks:
                      • However pursuant to art. 333 (1) LC, prior consent of the labour inspectorate is required :
                        1) when the dismissal is based on certain grounds: partial closing down of the enterprise or staff cuts, lack of the qualities required for the performance of the work, lack of qualification following changes in the requirements for the job, disciplinary dismissals
                        and
                        2) for workers benefiting from special protection: mothers of children under 3 years, women whose husband are serving their compulsory military service, employees with reduced capacity for work who have been reassigned and disabled persons, employees suffering from certain diseases.

                        For pregnant women, prior consent of the labour inspectorate is required in case of disciplinary dismissal (art. 333 (5) LC).

                      Approval by workers' representatives: No

                      Remarks:
                      • Except for trade union representatives when the dismissal is based on certain grounds (partial closing down of the enterprise or staff cuts, reduction of the volume of work, lack of qualities for efficient work performance, lack of qualifications following changes in the requirement, disciplinary dismissals) : art. 333 (3) LC.

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                      Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

                      Remarks:
                      • Art. 328 (1) LC

                      Notice period:
                      Remarks:
                      • Art. 328 (1) together with art. 326 (2) LC
                        * The notice period for termination of a contract of unlimited duration must be 30 days, unless a longer period has been agreed by the parties, but not longer than 3 months.
                        *Note: the LC also provides that notice period for FTC shall amount to 3 months, but not more than the remaining period of the contract.
                        • tenure ≥ 6 months
                          • 30 day(s).
                        • tenure ≥ 9 months
                          • 30 day(s).
                        • tenure ≥ 2 years
                          • 30 day(s).
                        • tenure ≥ 4 years
                          • 30 day(s).
                        • tenure ≥ 5 years
                          • 30 day(s).
                        • tenure ≥ 10 years
                          • 30 day(s).
                        • tenure ≥ 20 years
                          • 30 day(s).

                        Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

                        Remarks:
                        • Art. 220 LC

                        Notification to the public administration: No

                        Notification to workers' representatives: No

                        Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

                        Remarks:
                        • However pursuant to art. 333 (1) LC, prior consent of the labour inspectorate is required :
                          1) when the dismissal is based on certain grounds: partial closing down of the enterprise or staff cuts, lack of the qualities required for the performance of the work, lack of qualification following changes in the requirements for the job, disciplinary dismissals
                          and
                          2) for workers benefiting from special protection: mothers of children under 3 years, women whose husband are serving their compulsory military service, employees with reduced capacity for work who have been reassigned and disabled persons, employees suffering from certain diseases.

                          For pregnant women, prior consent of the labour inspectorate is required in case of disciplinary dismissal (art. 333 (5) LC).

                        Approval by workers' representatives: No

                        Remarks:
                        • Except for trade union representatives when the dismissal is based on certain grounds (partial closing down of the enterprise or staff cuts, reduction of the volume of work, lack of qualities for efficient work performance, lack of qualifications following changes in the requirement, disciplinary dismissals) : art. 333 (3) LC.