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France - Procedural requirements for individual dismissals


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Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

Remarks:
  • Letter of notification: art. L 1232-6 LC.
    (Mandatory oral interview prior to written notification, during which the employee may be assisted by an adviser: art. L 1232-2 and L 1232-4 LC.)

Notice period:
Remarks:
  • According to art. L 1234-1 of the LC, the minimum mandatory notice period (excl. in cases of serious misconduct) is the following:
    *1 month for tenure of more than 6 months and less than 2 years.
    *2 months for at least 2 year-tenure.
    These provisions apply unless the law, a collective agreement, the employment contract or customs set rules that are more favourable to the employee.
    *For tenure of less than 6 months, the notice period is to be defined by law, collective agreements or, failing that, customs of the trade.

    Note: In case of business closure due to force majeure, no obligation to respect the notice period : art. L 1234-12 LC.
    • tenure ≥ 6 months
      • 1 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 9 months
      • 1 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 2 years
      • 2 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 4 years
      • 2 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 5 years
      • 2 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 10 years
      • 2 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 20 years
      • 2 month(s).

    Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

    Remarks:
    • Art. 1234-5 LC (not due in case of serious misconduct)

    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:
    • Letter of notification: art. L 1232-6 LC.
      (Mandatory oral interview prior to written notification, during which the employee may be assisted by an adviser: art. L 1232-2 and L 1232-4 LC.)

    Notice period:
    Remarks:
    • According to art. L 1234-1 of the LC, the minimum mandatory notice period (excl. in cases of serious misconduct) is the following:
      *1 month for tenure of more than 6 months and less than 2 years.
      *2 months for at least 2 year-tenure.
      These provisions apply unless the law, a collective agreement, the employment contract or customs set rules that are more favourable to the employee.
      *For tenure of less than 6 months, the notice period is to be defined by law, collective agreements or, failing that, customs of the trade.

      Note: In case of business closure due to force majeure, no obligation to respect the notice period : art. L 1234-12 LC

      • tenure ≥ 6 months
        • 1 month(s).
      • tenure ≥ 9 months
        • 1 month(s).
      • tenure ≥ 2 years
        • 2 month(s).
      • tenure ≥ 4 years
        • 2 month(s).
      • tenure ≥ 5 years
        • 2 month(s).
      • tenure ≥ 10 years
        • 2 month(s).
      • tenure ≥ 20 years
        • 2 month(s).

      Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

      Remarks:
      • Art. 1234-5 LC (not due in case of serious misconduct)

      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:
      • Letter of notification: art. L 1232-6 LC.
        (Mandatory oral interview prior to written notification, during which the employee may be assisted by an adviser: art. L 1232-2 and L 1232-4 LC.)

      Notice period:
      Remarks:
      • According to art. L 1234-1 of the LC, the minimum mandatory notice period (excl. in cases of serious misconduct) is the following:
        *1 month for tenure of more than 6 months and less than 2 years.
        *2 months for at least 2 year-tenure.
        These provisions apply unless the law, a collective agreement, the employment contract or customs set rules that are more favourable to the employee.
        *For tenure of less than 6 months, the notice period is to be defined by law, collective agreements or, failing that, customs of the trade.

        Note: In case of business closure due to force majeure, no obligation to respect the notice period : art. L 1234-12 LC

        • tenure ≥ 6 months
          • 1 month(s).
        • tenure ≥ 9 months
          • 1 month(s).
        • tenure ≥ 2 years
          • 2 month(s).
        • tenure ≥ 4 years
          • 2 month(s).
        • tenure ≥ 5 years
          • 2 month(s).
        • tenure ≥ 10 years
          • 2 month(s).
        • tenure ≥ 20 years
          • 2 month(s).

        Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

        Remarks:
        • Art. 1234-5 LC (not due in case of serious misconduct)

        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:
        • Letter of notification: art. L 1232-6 LC.
          (Mandatory oral interview prior to written notification, during which the employee may be assisted by an adviser: art. L 1232-2 and L 1232-4 LC.)

        Notice period:
        Remarks:
        • According to art. L 1234-1 of the LC, the minimum mandatory notice period (excl. in cases of serious misconduct) is the following:
          *1 month for tenure of more than 6 months and less than 2 years.
          *2 months for at least 2 year-tenure.
          These provisions apply unless the law, a collective agreement, the employment contract or customs set rules that are more favourable to the employee.
          *For tenure of less than 6 months, the notice period is to be defined by law, collective agreements or, failing that, customs of the trade.

          Note: In case of business closure due to force majeure, no obligation to respect the notice period : art. L 1234-12 LC

          • tenure ≥ 6 months
            • 1 month(s).
          • tenure ≥ 9 months
            • 1 month(s).
          • tenure ≥ 2 years
            • 2 month(s).
          • tenure ≥ 4 years
            • 2 month(s).
          • tenure ≥ 5 years
            • 2 month(s).
          • tenure ≥ 10 years
            • 2 month(s).
          • tenure ≥ 20 years
            • 2 month(s).

          Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

          Remarks:
          • Art. 1234-5 LC (not due in case of serious misconduct)

          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:
          • Letter of notification: art. L 1232-6 LC.
            (Mandatory oral interview prior to written notification, during which the employee may be assisted by an adviser: art. L 1232-2 and L 1232-4 LC.)

          Notice period:
          Remarks:
          • According to art. L 1234-1 of the LC, the minimum mandatory notice period (excl. in cases of serious misconduct) is the following:
            *1 month for tenure of more than 6 months and less than 2 years.
            *2 months for at least 2 year-tenure.
            These provisions apply unless the law, a collective agreement, the employment contract or customs set rules that are more favourable to the employee.
            *For tenure of less than 6 months, the notice period is to be defined by law, collective agreements or, failing that, customs of the trade.

            Note: In case of business closure due to force majeure, no obligation to respect the notice period : art. L 1234-12 LC

            • tenure ≥ 6 months
              • 1 month(s).
            • tenure ≥ 9 months
              • 1 month(s).
            • tenure ≥ 2 years
              • 2 month(s).
            • tenure ≥ 4 years
              • 2 month(s).
            • tenure ≥ 5 years
              • 2 month(s).
            • tenure ≥ 10 years
              • 2 month(s).
            • tenure ≥ 20 years
              • 2 month(s).

            Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

            Remarks:
            • Art. 1234-5 LC (not due in case of serious misconduct)

            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:
            • Letter of notification: art. L 1232-6 LC.
              (Mandatory oral interview prior to written notification, during which the employee may be assisted by an adviser: art. L 1232-2 and L 1232-4 LC.)

            Notice period:
            Remarks:
            • According to art. L 1234-1 of the LC, the minimum mandatory notice period (excl. in cases of serious misconduct) is the following:
              *1 month for tenure of more than 6 months and less than 2 years.
              *2 months for at least 2 year-tenure.
              These provisions apply unless the law, a collective agreement, the employment contract or customs set rules that are more favourable to the employee.
              *For tenure of less than 6 months, the notice period is to be defined by law, collective agreements or, failing that, customs of the trade.

              Note: In case of business closure due to force majeure, no obligation to respect the notice period : art. L 1234-12 LC

              • tenure ≥ 6 months
                • 1 month(s).
              • tenure ≥ 9 months
                • 1 month(s).
              • tenure ≥ 2 years
                • 2 month(s).
              • tenure ≥ 4 years
                • 2 month(s).
              • tenure ≥ 5 years
                • 2 month(s).
              • tenure ≥ 10 years
                • 2 month(s).
              • tenure ≥ 20 years
                • 2 month(s).

              Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

              Remarks:
              • Art. 1234-5 LC (not due in case of serious misconduct)

              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:
              • Letter of notification: art. L 1232-6 LC.
                (Mandatory oral interview prior to written notification, during which the employee may be assisted by an adviser: art. L 1232-2 and L 1232-4 LC.)

              Notice period:
              Remarks:
              • According to art. L 1234-1 of the LC, the minimum mandatory notice period (excl. in cases of serious misconduct) is the following:
                *1 month for tenure of more than 6 months and less than 2 years.
                *2 months for at least 2 year-tenure.
                These provisions apply unless the law, a collective agreement, the employment contract or customs set rules that are more favourable to the employee.
                *For tenure of less than 6 months, the notice period is to be defined by law, collective agreements or, failing that, customs of the trade.

                Note: In case of business closure due to force majeure, no obligation to respect the notice period : art. L 1234-12 LC

                • tenure ≥ 6 months
                  • 1 month(s).
                • tenure ≥ 9 months
                  • 1 month(s).
                • tenure ≥ 2 years
                  • 2 month(s).
                • tenure ≥ 4 years
                  • 2 month(s).
                • tenure ≥ 5 years
                  • 2 month(s).
                • tenure ≥ 10 years
                  • 2 month(s).
                • tenure ≥ 20 years
                  • 2 month(s).

                Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

                Remarks:
                • Art. 1234-5 LC (not due in case of serious misconduct)

                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:
                • Letter of notification: art. L 1232-6 LC.
                  (Mandatory oral interview prior to written notification, during which the employee may be assisted by an adviser: art. L 1232-2 and L 1232-4 LC.)

                Notice period:
                Remarks:
                • According to art. L 1234-1 of the LC, the minimum mandatory notice period (excl. in cases of serious misconduct) is the following:
                  *1 month for tenure of more than 6 months and less than 2 years.
                  *2 months for at least 2 year-tenure.
                  These provisions apply unless the law, a collective agreement, the employment contract or customs set rules that are more favourable to the employee.
                  *For tenure of less than 6 months, the notice period is to be defined by law, collective agreements or, failing that, customs of the trade.

                  Note: In case of business closure due to force majeure, no obligation to respect the notice period : art. L 1234-12 LC

                  • tenure ≥ 6 months
                    • 1 month(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 9 months
                    • 1 month(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 2 years
                    • 2 month(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 4 years
                    • 2 month(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 5 years
                    • 2 month(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 10 years
                    • 2 month(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 20 years
                    • 2 month(s).

                  Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

                  Remarks:
                  • Art. 1234-5 LC (not due in case of serious misconduct)

                  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:
                  • Letter of notification: art. 1232-6 LC.
                    (Mandatory oral interview prior to written notification with possible representation by an adviser: art. L 1232-2 LC.)

                  Notice period:
                  Remarks:
                  • According to art. L 1234-1 of the LC, the minimum mandatory notice period (excl. in cases of serious misconduct) is the following:
                    *1 month for tenure of more than 6 months and less than 2 years.
                    *2 months for at least 2 year-tenure.
                    *For tenure of less than 6 months, the notice period is to be defined by law, collective agreements or customs of the trade.

                    Note: In case of force majeure, no obligation to respect the notice period : art. L 1234-12 LC
                    • tenure ≥ 6 months
                      • 1 month(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 9 months
                      • 1 month(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 2 years
                      • 2 month(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 4 years
                      • 2 month(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 5 years
                      • 2 month(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 10 years
                      • 2 month(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 20 years
                      • 2 month(s).

                    Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

                    Remarks:
                    • Art. 1234-5 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: written

                    Remarks:
                    • Letter of notification: art. 1232-6 LC.
                      (Mandatory oral interview prior to written notification with possible representation by an adviser: art. L 1232-2 LC.)

                    Notice period:
                    Remarks:
                    • According to art. L 1234-1 of the LC, the minimum mandatory notice period (excl. in cases of serious misconduct) is the following:
                      *1 month for tenure of more than 6 months and less than 2 years.
                      *2 months for at least 2 year-tenure.
                      *For tenure of less than 6 months, the notice period is to be defined by law, collective agreements or customs of the trade.

                      Note: In case of force majeure, no obligation to respect the notice period : art. L 1234-12 LC
                      • tenure ≥ 6 months
                        • 1 month(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 9 months
                        • 1 month(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 2 years
                        • 2 month(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 4 years
                        • 2 month(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 5 years
                        • 2 month(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 10 years
                        • 2 month(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 20 years
                        • 2 month(s).

                      Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

                      Remarks:
                      • Art. 1234-5 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: written

                      Remarks:
                      • Letter of notification: art. 1232-6 LC.
                        (Mandatory oral interview prior to written notification with possible representation by an adviser: art. L 1232-2 LC.)

                      Notice period:
                      Remarks:
                      • According to art. L 1234-1 of the LC, the minimum mandatory notice period (excl. in cases of serious misconduct) is the following:
                        *1 month for tenure of more than 6 months and less than 2 years.
                        *2 months for at least 2 year-tenure.
                        *For tenure of less than 6 months, the notice period is to be defined by law, collective agreements or customs of the trade.

                        Note: In case of force majeure, no obligation to respect the notice period : art. L 1234-12 LC
                        • tenure ≥ 6 months
                          • 1 month(s).
                        • tenure ≥ 9 months
                          • 1 month(s).
                        • tenure ≥ 2 years
                          • 2 month(s).
                        • tenure ≥ 4 years
                          • 2 month(s).
                        • tenure ≥ 5 years
                          • 2 month(s).
                        • tenure ≥ 10 years
                          • 2 month(s).
                        • tenure ≥ 20 years
                          • 2 month(s).

                        Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

                        Remarks:
                        • Art. 1234-5 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