Procedural requirements for individual dismissals - France - 2012
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- Labour Code (2007-2008: new codification), as subsequently amended, consolidated version dated 31 December 2012 (Code du travail - in French only)
Date: 31 Dec 2012; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written
- 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.)
- 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
- tenure ≥ 9 months
- tenure ≥ 2 years
- tenure ≥ 4 years
- tenure ≥ 5 years
- tenure ≥ 10 years
- tenure ≥ 20 years
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