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Ghana - Procedural requirements for individual dismissals


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Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

Remarks:
  • Art. 17(3) LA: Notice of termination must be in writing.

Notice period:
Remarks:
  • Art. 17 (1), (2) LA:
    * The notice period varies according to the length of the contract as follows:
    - 1 month's notice (or pay in lieu of notice) in the case of a contract of 3 years or more;
    - 2 weeks' notice (or pay in lieu of notice) in the case of a contract of less than 3 years;
    - 7 days' notice (or pay in lieu of notice) in the case of a contract from week to week.
    * A contract of employment determinable at the will of the party may be terminated at the close of anyday without notice.
    • tenure ≥ 6 months
      • 2 week(s).
    • tenure ≥ 9 months
      • 2 week(s).
    • tenure ≥ 2 years
      • 2 week(s).
    • tenure ≥ 4 years
      • 1 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 5 years
      • 1 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 10 years
      • 1 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 20 years
      • 1 month(s).

    Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

    Remarks:
    • Art. 17 (1) and 18 (4) LA.

    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. 17(3) LA: Notice of termination must be in writing.

    Notice period:
    Remarks:
    • Art. 17 (1), (2) LA:
      * The notice period varies according to the length of the contract as follows:
      - 1 month's notice (or pay in lieu of notice) in the case of a contract of 3 years or more;
      - 2 weeks' notice (or pay in lieu of notice) in the case of a contract of less than 3 years;
      - 7 days' notice (or pay in lieu of notice) in the case of a contract from week to week.
      * A contract of employment determinable at the will of the party may be terminated at the close of anyday without notice.
      • tenure ≥ 6 months
        • 2 week(s).
      • tenure ≥ 9 months
        • 2 week(s).
      • tenure ≥ 2 years
        • 2 week(s).
      • tenure ≥ 4 years
        • 1 month(s).
      • tenure ≥ 5 years
        • 1 month(s).
      • tenure ≥ 10 years
        • 1 month(s).
      • tenure ≥ 20 years
        • 1 month(s).

      Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

      Remarks:
      • Art. 17 (1) and 18 (4) LA.

      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. 17(3) LA: Notice of termination must be in writing.

      Notice period:
      Remarks:
      • Art. 17 (1), (2) LA:
        * The notice period varies according to the length of the contract as follows:
        - 1 month's notice (or pay in lieu of notice) in the case of a contract of 3 years or more;
        - 2 weeks' notice (or pay in lieu of notice) in the case of a contract of less than 3 years;
        - 7 days' notice (or pay in lieu of notice) in the case of a contract from week to week.
        * A contract of employment determinable at the will of the party may be terminated at the close of anyday without notice.
        • tenure ≥ 6 months
          • 2 week(s).
        • tenure ≥ 9 months
          • 2 week(s).
        • tenure ≥ 2 years
          • 2 week(s).
        • tenure ≥ 4 years
          • 1 month(s).
        • tenure ≥ 5 years
          • 1 month(s).
        • tenure ≥ 10 years
          • 1 month(s).
        • tenure ≥ 20 years
          • 1 month(s).

        Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

        Remarks:
        • Art. 17 (1) and 18 (4) LA.

        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. 17(3) LA: Notice of termination must be in writing.

        Notice period:
        Remarks:
        • Art. 17 (1), (2) LA:
          * The notice period varies according to the length of the contract as follows:
          - 1 month's notice (or pay in lieu of notice) in the case of a contract of 3 years or more;
          - 2 weeks' notice (or pay in lieu of notice) in the case of a contract of less than 3 years;
          - 7 days' notice (or pay in lieu of notice) in the case of a contract from week to week.
          * A contract of employment determinable at the will of the party may be terminated at the close of anyday without notice.
          • tenure ≥ 6 months
            • 2 week(s).
          • tenure ≥ 9 months
            • 2 week(s).
          • tenure ≥ 2 years
            • 2 week(s).
          • tenure ≥ 4 years
            • 1 month(s).
          • tenure ≥ 5 years
            • 1 month(s).
          • tenure ≥ 10 years
            • 1 month(s).
          • tenure ≥ 20 years
            • 1 month(s).

          Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

          Remarks:
          • Art. 17 (1) and 18 (4) LA.

          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. 17(3) LA: Notice of termination must be in writing.

          Notice period:
          Remarks:
          • Art. 17 (1), (2) LA:
            * The notice period varies according to the length of the contract as follows:
            - 1 month's notice (or pay in lieu of notice) in the case of a contract of 3 years or more;
            - 2 weeks' notice (or pay in lieu of notice) in the case of a contract of less than 3 years;
            - 7 days' notice (or pay in lieu of notice) in the case of a contract from week to week.
            * A contract of employment determinable at the will of the party may be terminated at the close of anyday without notice.
            • tenure ≥ 6 months
              • 2 week(s).
            • tenure ≥ 9 months
              • 2 week(s).
            • tenure ≥ 2 years
              • 2 week(s).
            • tenure ≥ 4 years
              • 1 month(s).
            • tenure ≥ 5 years
              • 1 month(s).
            • tenure ≥ 10 years
              • 1 month(s).
            • tenure ≥ 20 years
              • 1 month(s).

            Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

            Remarks:
            • Art. 17 (1) and 18 (4) LA.

            Notification to the public administration: No

            Notification to workers' representatives: No

            Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

            Approval by workers' representatives: No