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Ethiopia - Procedural requirements for individual dismissals


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Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

Remarks:
  • Art. 34 (1) LP.

Notice period:
Remarks:
  • Art. 35 1) LP:
    The notice period varies according to the length of service or the ground for dismissal, as follows:
    - 1 month if the length of service does not exceed 1 year;
    - 2 months if the length of service is between 1 and 9 years;
    - 3 months if the length of service exceeds 9 years;
    OR:
    - 2 months when the contract is terminated due to reduction of the workforce.

    Note: The notice period for terminating a fixed-term contract shall be agreed upon by the parties (art. 35 2) LP).
    • tenure ≥ 6 months
      • non economic dismissal - 1 month(s).
      • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 9 months
      • non economic dismissal - 1 month(s).
      • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 2 years
      • non economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
      • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 4 years
      • non economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
      • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 5 years
      • non economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
      • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 10 years
      • non economic dismissal - 3 month(s).
      • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 20 years
      • non economic dismissal - 3 month(s).
      • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).

    Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

    Remarks:
    • See art. 44 (under the section concerning "Effects of the unlawful termination of contract of employment): non-compliance by the employer with the notice requirements shall only result in the payment by the employer of wages in lieu of the notice period.

    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

    Remarks:
    • Art. 34 (1) LP.

    Notice period:
    Remarks:
    • Art. 35 1) LP:
      The notice period varies according to the length of service or the ground for dismissal, as follows:
      - 1 month if the length of service does not exceed 1 year;
      - 2 months if the length of service is between 1 and 9 years;
      - 3 months if the length of service exceeds 9 years;
      OR:
      - 2 months when the contract is terminated due to reduction of the workforce.

      Note: The notice period for terminating a fixed-term contract shall be agreed upon by the parties (art. 35 2) LP).
      • tenure ≥ 6 months
        • non economic dismissal - 1 month(s).
        • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
      • tenure ≥ 9 months
        • non economic dismissal - 1 month(s).
        • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
      • tenure ≥ 2 years
        • non economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
        • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
      • tenure ≥ 4 years
        • non economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
        • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
      • tenure ≥ 5 years
        • non economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
        • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
      • tenure ≥ 10 years
        • non economic dismissal - 3 month(s).
        • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
      • tenure ≥ 20 years
        • non economic dismissal - 3 month(s).
        • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).

      Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

      Remarks:
      • See art. 44 (under the section concerning "Effects of the unlawful termination of contract of employment): non-compliance by the employer with the notice requirements shall only result in the payment by the employer of wages in lieu of the notice period.

      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

      Remarks:
      • Art. 34 (1) LP.

      Notice period:
      Remarks:
      • Art. 35 1) LP:
        The notice period varies according to the length of service or the ground for dismissal, as follows:
        - 1 month if the length of service does not exceed 1 year;
        - 2 months if the length of service is between 1 and 9 years;
        - 3 months if the length of service exceeds 9 years;
        OR:
        - 2 months when the contract is terminated due to reduction of the workforce.

        Note: The notice period for terminating a fixed-term contract shall be agreed upon by the parties (art. 35 2) LP).
        • tenure ≥ 6 months
          • non economic dismissal - 1 month(s).
          • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
        • tenure ≥ 9 months
          • non economic dismissal - 1 month(s).
          • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
        • tenure ≥ 2 years
          • non economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
          • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
        • tenure ≥ 4 years
          • non economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
          • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
        • tenure ≥ 5 years
          • non economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
          • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
        • tenure ≥ 10 years
          • non economic dismissal - 3 month(s).
          • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
        • tenure ≥ 20 years
          • non economic dismissal - 3 month(s).
          • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).

        Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

        Remarks:
        • See art. 44 (under the section concerning "Effects of the unlawful termination of contract of employment): non-compliance by the employer with the notice requirements shall only result in the payment by the employer of wages in lieu of the notice period.

        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

        Remarks:
        • Art. 34 (1) LP.

        Notice period:
        Remarks:
        • Art. 35 1) LP:
          The notice period varies according to the length of service or the ground for dismissal, as follows:
          - 1 month if the length of service does not exceed 1 year;
          - 2 months if the length of service is between 1 and 9 years;
          - 3 months if the length of service exceeds 9 years;
          OR:
          - 2 months when the contract is terminated due to reduction of the workforce.

          Note: The notice period for terminating a fixed-term contract shall be agreed upon by the parties (art. 35 2) LP).
          • tenure ≥ 6 months
            • non economic dismissal - 1 month(s).
            • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
          • tenure ≥ 9 months
            • non economic dismissal - 1 month(s).
            • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
          • tenure ≥ 2 years
            • non economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
            • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
          • tenure ≥ 4 years
            • non economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
            • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
          • tenure ≥ 5 years
            • non economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
            • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
          • tenure ≥ 10 years
            • non economic dismissal - 3 month(s).
            • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
          • tenure ≥ 20 years
            • non economic dismissal - 3 month(s).
            • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).

          Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

          Remarks:
          • See art. 44 (under the section concerning "Effects of the unlawful termination of contract of employment): non-compliance by the employer with the notice requirements shall only result in the payment by the employer of wages in lieu of the notice period.

          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

          Remarks:
          • Art. 34 (1) LP.

          Notice period:
          Remarks:
          • Art. 35 1) LP:
            The notice period varies according to the length of service or the ground for dismissal, as follows:
            - 1 month if the length of service does not exceed 1 year;
            - 2 months if the length of service is between 1 and 9 years;
            - 3 months if the length of service exceeds 9 years;
            OR:
            - 2 months when the contract is terminated due to reduction of the workforce.

            Note: The notice period for terminating a fixed-term contract shall be agreed upon by the parties (art. 35 2) LP).
            • tenure ≥ 6 months
              • non economic dismissal - 1 month(s).
              • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
            • tenure ≥ 9 months
              • non economic dismissal - 1 month(s).
              • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
            • tenure ≥ 2 years
              • non economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
              • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
            • tenure ≥ 4 years
              • non economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
              • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
            • tenure ≥ 5 years
              • non economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
              • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
            • tenure ≥ 10 years
              • non economic dismissal - 3 month(s).
              • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
            • tenure ≥ 20 years
              • non economic dismissal - 3 month(s).
              • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).

            Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

            Remarks:
            • See art. 44 (under the section concerning "Effects of the unlawful termination of contract of employment): non-compliance by the employer with the notice requirements shall only result in the payment by the employer of wages in lieu of the notice period.

            Notification to the public administration: No

            Notification to workers' representatives: No

            Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

            Approval by workers' representatives: No