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Lesotho - Procedural requirements for individual dismissals


Procedural requirements for individual dismissals - Lesotho - 2019    

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Notification to the worker to be dismissed: no specific form required

Remarks:
  • Art. 65 LC: notice to terminate a contract may be either oral or written.

    (See also art. 69 LC: The employer shall provide a written statement of the reason for dismissal either before dismissal, at the time of dismissal or within four weeks of the dismissal having taken effect).

Notice period:
Remarks:
  • Art. 63 LC.
    Statutory notice period is set according to the length of service, as follows:
    * 1 or more years of service: 1 month's notice;
    * more than 6 months and less than 1 year: a fortnight's notice;
    * less than 6 months: 1 week's notice.
    • tenure ≥ 6 months
      • 2 week(s).
    • tenure ≥ 9 months
      • 2 week(s).
    • tenure ≥ 2 years
      • 1 month(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. 64 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