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Bulgaria - Procedural requirements for individual dismissals

Procedural requirements for individual dismissals - Bulgaria - 2016    

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Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

  • Art. 328 (1) LC

Notice period:
  • 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

    • Art. 220 LC

    Notification to the public administration: No

    Notification to workers' representatives: No

    Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

    • 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
      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