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Madagascar - Procedural requirements for individual dismissals


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Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

Remarks:
  • Art. 21 LC and Art. 4 of Decree No 2007-009 of 9 January 2007 establishing the conditions and the duration of the notice period to be observed when terminating an employment contract of indefinite duration.

Notice period:
Remarks:
  • The notice period is regulated by Decree 2007-009.
    The statutory minimum notice period is set according to the length of service and varies according to the workers' category. For the purpose of calculating the notice period, workers are divided into 5 groups (see Art. 2 Decree 2007-009).

    - Group I covers mainly unskilled blue collar workers, workers performing work which requires limited skills or professional experience, and employees performing tasks which only require limited training.
    - Group II includes skilled blue-collar workers and employees with skills and experience but whose work does not involve any specific responsibility.
    - Group III includes highly skilled blue-collar workers with limited responsibility, qualified employees with extensive professional training whose work involves taking initiative and exercising specific responsibilities, and junior executives.
    - Group IV includes engineers and highly qualified technicians and employees exercising supervisory, coordination or managerial functions.
    - Group V covers those workers who do not fall within the previous category, which mainly includes top executives.

    The notice periods are set as follows:
    * Length of service < 8 days:
    Group I: 1 day; Group II: 2 days; Group III: 3 days; Group IV: 4 days; Group V: 5 days.
    * Length of service < 3 months:
    Group I: 3 days; Group II: 8 days; Group III: 15 days; Group IV: 1 month; Group V: 1 month.
    * Length of service < 1 year:
    Group I: 8 days; Group II: 15 days; Group III: 1 month; Group IV: 1.5 months; Group V: 3 months.
    * Length of service > 1 year:
    Group I: 10 days; Group II: 1 month; Group III: 1.5 months; Group IV: 2.5 months; Group V: 4 months.
    * Length of service > 3 years: additional 2 days per year of service
    * Length of service > 5 years:
    Group I: 1 month; Group II: 1.5 months; Group III: 2 months; Group IV: 3 months: Group V: 6 months.
    • tenure ≥ 6 months
      • Workers' category I - 8 day(s).
      • Workers' category II - 15 day(s).
      • Workers' category III - 1 month(s).
      • Workers' category IV - 45 day(s).
      • Workers' category V - 3 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 9 months
      • Workers' category I - 8 day(s).
      • Workers' category II - 15 day(s).
      • Workers' category III - 1 month(s).
      • Workers' category IV - 45 day(s).
      • Workers' category V - 3 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 2 years
      • Workers' category I - 10 day(s).
      • Workers' category II - 1 month(s).
      • Workers' category III - 45 day(s).
      • Workers' category IV - 75 day(s).
      • Workers' category V - 4 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 4 years
      • Workers' category I - 18 day(s).
      • Workers' category II - 38 day(s).
      • Workers' category III - 53 day(s).
      • Workers' category IV - 83 day(s).
      • Workers' category V - 128 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 5 years
      • Workers' category I - 1 month(s).
      • Workers' category II - 45 day(s).
      • Workers' category III - 2 month(s).
      • Workers' category IV - 3 month(s).
      • Workers' category V - 6 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 10 years
      • Workers' category I - 1 month(s).
      • Workers' category II - 45 day(s).
      • Workers' category III - 2 month(s).
      • Workers' category IV - 3 month(s).
      • Workers' category V - 6 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 20 years
      • Workers' category I - 1 month(s).
      • Workers' category II - 45 day(s).
      • Workers' category III - 2 month(s).
      • Workers' category IV - 3 month(s).
      • Workers' category V - 6 month(s).

    Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

    Remarks:
    • Art. 18 LC and Art. 9 Decree No 2007-009 of 9 January 2007 establishing the conditions and the duration of the notice period to be observed when terminating an employment contract of indefinite duration.

    Notification to the public administration: No

    Remarks:
    • However, when an employer intends to dismiss a workers' representative, a trade union officer or a member of the works council, he or she shall obtain the authorization to do so from the Labour Inspector (see Arts. 152, 156 and 165 LC).

    Notification to workers' representatives: No

    Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

    Remarks:
    • However, when an employer intends to dismiss a workers' representative, a trade union officer or a member of the works council, he or she shall obtain the authorization to do so from the Labour Inspector (see Arts. 152, 156 and 165 LC).

    Approval by workers' representatives: No

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    Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

    Remarks:
    • Art. 21 LC and Art. 4 of Decree No 2007-009 of 9 January 2007 establishing the conditions and the duration of the notice period to be observed when terminating an employment contract of indefinite duration.

    Notice period:
    Remarks:
    • The notice period is regulated by Decree 2007-009.
      The statutory minimum notice period is set according to the length of service and varies according to the workers' category. For the purpose of calculating the notice period, workers are divided into 5 groups (see Art. 2 Decree 2007-009).

      - Group I covers mainly unskilled blue collar workers, workers performing work which requires limited skills or professional experience, and employees performing tasks which only require limited training.
      - Group II includes skilled blue-collar workers and employees with skills and experience but whose work does not involve any specific responsibility.
      - Group III includes highly skilled blue-collar workers with limited responsibility, qualified employees with extensive professional training whose work involves taking initiative and exercising specific responsibilities, and junior executives.
      - Group IV includes engineers and highly qualified technicians and employees exercising supervisory, coordination or managerial functions.
      - Group V covers those workers who do not fall within the previous category, which mainly includes top executives.

      The notice periods are set as follows:
      * Length of service < 8 days:
      Group I: 1 day; Group II: 2 days; Group III: 3 days; Group IV: 4 days; Group V: 5 days.
      * Length of service < 3 months:
      Group I: 3 days; Group II: 8 days; Group III: 15 days; Group IV: 1 month; Group V: 1 month.
      * Length of service < 1 year:
      Group I: 8 days; Group II: 15 days; Group III: 1 month; Group IV: 1.5 months; Group V: 3 months.
      * Length of service > 1 year:
      Group I: 10 days; Group II: 1 month; Group III: 1.5 months; Group IV: 2.5 months; Group V: 4 months.
      * Length of service > 3 years: additional 2 days per year of service
      * Length of service > 5 years:
      Group I: 1 month; Group II: 1.5 months; Group III: 2 months; Group IV: 3 months: Group V: 6 months.
      • tenure ≥ 6 months
        • Workers' category I - 8 day(s).
        • Workers' category II - 15 day(s).
        • Workers' category III - 1 month(s).
        • Workers' category IV - 45 day(s).
        • Workers' category V - 3 month(s).
      • tenure ≥ 9 months
        • Workers' category I - 8 day(s).
        • Workers' category II - 15 day(s).
        • Workers' category III - 1 month(s).
        • Workers' category IV - 45 day(s).
        • Workers' category V - 3 month(s).
      • tenure ≥ 2 years
        • Workers' category I - 10 day(s).
        • Workers' category II - 1 month(s).
        • Workers' category III - 45 day(s).
        • Workers' category IV - 75 day(s).
        • Workers' category V - 4 month(s).
      • tenure ≥ 4 years
        • Workers' category I - 18 day(s).
        • Workers' category II - 38 day(s).
        • Workers' category III - 53 day(s).
        • Workers' category IV - 83 day(s).
        • Workers' category V - 128 day(s).
      • tenure ≥ 5 years
        • Workers' category I - 1 month(s).
        • Workers' category II - 45 day(s).
        • Workers' category III - 2 month(s).
        • Workers' category IV - 3 month(s).
        • Workers' category V - 6 month(s).
      • tenure ≥ 10 years
        • Workers' category I - 1 month(s).
        • Workers' category II - 45 day(s).
        • Workers' category III - 2 month(s).
        • Workers' category IV - 3 month(s).
        • Workers' category V - 6 month(s).
      • tenure ≥ 20 years
        • Workers' category I - 1 month(s).
        • Workers' category II - 45 day(s).
        • Workers' category III - 2 month(s).
        • Workers' category IV - 3 month(s).
        • Workers' category V - 6 month(s).

      Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

      Remarks:
      • Art. 18 LC and Art. 9 Decree No 2007-009 of 9 January 2007 establishing the conditions and the duration of the notice period to be observed when terminating an employment contract of indefinite duration.

      Notification to the public administration: No

      Remarks:
      • However, when an employer intends to dismiss a workers' representative, a trade union officer or a member of the works council, he or she shall obtain the authorization to do so from the Labour Inspector (see Arts. 152, 156 and 165 LC).

      Notification to workers' representatives: No

      Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

      Remarks:
      • However, when an employer intends to dismiss a workers' representative, a trade union officer or a member of the works council, he or she shall obtain the authorization to do so from the Labour Inspector (see Arts. 152, 156 and 165 LC).

      Approval by workers' representatives: No

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      Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

      Remarks:
      • Art. 21 LC and Art. 4 of Decree No 2007-009 of 9 January 2007 establishing the conditions and the duration of the notice period to be observed when terminating an employment contract of indefinite duration.

      Notice period:
      Remarks:
      • The notice period is regulated by Decree 2007-009.
        The statutory minimum notice period is set according to the length of service and varies according to the workers' category. For the purpose of calculating the notice period, workers are divided into 5 groups (see Art. 2 Decree 2007-009).

        - Group I covers mainly unskilled blue collar workers, workers performing work which requires limited skills or professional experience, and employees performing tasks which only require limited training.
        - Group II includes skilled blue-collar workers and employees with skills and experience but whose work does not involve any specific responsibility.
        - Group III includes highly skilled blue-collar workers with limited responsibility, qualified employees with extensive professional training whose work involves taking initiative and exercising specific responsibilities, and junior executives.
        - Group IV includes engineers and highly qualified technicians and employees exercising supervisory, coordination or managerial functions.
        - Group V covers those workers who do not fall within the previous category, which mainly includes top executives.

        The notice periods are set as follows:
        * Length of service < 8 days:
        Group I: 1 day; Group II: 2 days; Group III: 3 days; Group IV: 4 days; Group V: 5 days.
        * Length of service < 3 months:
        Group I: 3 days; Group II: 8 days; Group III: 15 days; Group IV: 1 month; Group V: 1 month.
        * Length of service < 1 year:
        Group I: 8 days; Group II: 15 days; Group III: 1 month; Group IV: 1.5 months; Group V: 3 months.
        * Length of service > 1 year:
        Group I: 10 days; Group II: 1 month; Group III: 1.5 months; Group IV: 2.5 months; Group V: 4 months.
        * Length of service > 3 years: additional 2 days per year of service
        * Length of service > 5 years:
        Group I: 1 month; Group II: 1.5 months; Group III: 2 months; Group IV: 3 months: Group V: 6 months.
        • tenure ≥ 6 months
          • Workers' category I - 8 day(s).
          • Workers' category II - 15 day(s).
          • Workers' category III - 1 month(s).
          • Workers' category IV - 45 day(s).
          • Workers' category V - 3 month(s).
        • tenure ≥ 9 months
          • Workers' category I - 8 day(s).
          • Workers' category II - 15 day(s).
          • Workers' category III - 1 month(s).
          • Workers' category IV - 45 day(s).
          • Workers' category V - 3 month(s).
        • tenure ≥ 2 years
          • Workers' category I - 10 day(s).
          • Workers' category II - 1 month(s).
          • Workers' category III - 45 day(s).
          • Workers' category IV - 75 day(s).
          • Workers' category V - 4 month(s).
        • tenure ≥ 4 years
          • Workers' category I - 18 day(s).
          • Workers' category II - 38 day(s).
          • Workers' category III - 53 day(s).
          • Workers' category IV - 83 day(s).
          • Workers' category V - 128 day(s).
        • tenure ≥ 5 years
          • Workers' category I - 1 month(s).
          • Workers' category II - 45 day(s).
          • Workers' category III - 2 month(s).
          • Workers' category IV - 3 month(s).
          • Workers' category V - 6 month(s).
        • tenure ≥ 10 years
          • Workers' category I - 1 month(s).
          • Workers' category II - 45 day(s).
          • Workers' category III - 2 month(s).
          • Workers' category IV - 3 month(s).
          • Workers' category V - 6 month(s).
        • tenure ≥ 20 years
          • Workers' category I - 1 month(s).
          • Workers' category II - 45 day(s).
          • Workers' category III - 2 month(s).
          • Workers' category IV - 3 month(s).
          • Workers' category V - 6 month(s).

        Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

        Remarks:
        • Art. 18 LC and Art. 9 Decree No 2007-009 of 9 January 2007 establishing the conditions and the duration of the notice period to be observed when terminating an employment contract of indefinite duration.

        Notification to the public administration: No

        Remarks:
        • However, when an employer intends to dismiss a workers' representative, a trade union officer or a member of the works council, he or she shall obtain the authorization to do so from the Labour Inspector (see Arts. 152, 156 and 165 LC).

        Notification to workers' representatives: No

        Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

        Remarks:
        • However, when an employer intends to dismiss a workers' representative, a trade union officer or a member of the works council, he or she shall obtain the authorization to do so from the Labour Inspector (see Arts. 152, 156 and 165 LC).

        Approval by workers' representatives: No

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        Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

        Remarks:
        • Art. 21 LC and Art. 4 of Decree No 2007-009 of 9 January 2007 establishing the conditions and the duration of the notice period to be observed when terminating an employment contract of indefinite duration.

        Notice period:
        Remarks:
        • The notice period is regulated by Decree 2007-009.
          The statutory minimum notice period is set according to the length of service and varies according to the workers' category. For the purpose of calculating the notice period, workers are divided into 5 groups (see Art. 2 Decree 2007-009).

          - Group I covers mainly unskilled blue collar workers, workers performing work which requires limited skills or professional experience, and employees performing tasks which only require limited training.
          - Group II includes skilled blue-collar workers and employees with skills and experience but whose work does not involve any specific responsibility.
          - Group III includes highly skilled blue-collar workers with limited responsibility, qualified employees with extensive professional training whose work involves taking initiative and exercising specific responsibilities, and junior executives.
          - Group IV includes engineers and highly qualified technicians and employees exercising supervisory, coordination or managerial functions.
          - Group V covers those workers who do not fall within the previous category, which mainly includes top executives.

          The notice periods are set as follows:
          * Length of service < 8 days:
          Group I: 1 day; Group II: 2 days; Group III: 3 days; Group IV: 4 days; Group V: 5 days.
          * Length of service < 3 months:
          Group I: 3 days; Group II: 8 days; Group III: 15 days; Group IV: 1 month; Group V: 1 month.
          * Length of service < 1 year:
          Group I: 8 days; Group II: 15 days; Group III: 1 month; Group IV: 1.5 months; Group V: 3 months.
          * Length of service > 1 year:
          Group I: 10 days; Group II: 1 month; Group III: 1.5 months; Group IV: 2.5 months; Group V: 4 months.
          * Length of service > 3 years: additional 2 days per year of service
          * Length of service > 5 years:
          Group I: 1 month; Group II: 1.5 months; Group III: 2 months; Group IV: 3 months: Group V: 6 months.
          • tenure ≥ 6 months
            • Workers' category I - 8 day(s).
            • Workers' category II - 15 day(s).
            • Workers' category III - 1 month(s).
            • Workers' category IV - 45 day(s).
            • Workers' category V - 3 month(s).
          • tenure ≥ 9 months
            • Workers' category I - 8 day(s).
            • Workers' category II - 15 day(s).
            • Workers' category III - 1 month(s).
            • Workers' category IV - 45 day(s).
            • Workers' category V - 3 month(s).
          • tenure ≥ 2 years
            • Workers' category I - 10 day(s).
            • Workers' category II - 1 month(s).
            • Workers' category III - 45 day(s).
            • Workers' category IV - 75 day(s).
            • Workers' category V - 4 month(s).
          • tenure ≥ 4 years
            • Workers' category I - 18 day(s).
            • Workers' category II - 38 day(s).
            • Workers' category III - 53 day(s).
            • Workers' category IV - 83 day(s).
            • Workers' category V - 128 day(s).
          • tenure ≥ 5 years
            • Workers' category I - 1 month(s).
            • Workers' category II - 45 day(s).
            • Workers' category III - 2 month(s).
            • Workers' category IV - 3 month(s).
            • Workers' category V - 6 month(s).
          • tenure ≥ 10 years
            • Workers' category I - 1 month(s).
            • Workers' category II - 45 day(s).
            • Workers' category III - 2 month(s).
            • Workers' category IV - 3 month(s).
            • Workers' category V - 6 month(s).
          • tenure ≥ 20 years
            • Workers' category I - 1 month(s).
            • Workers' category II - 45 day(s).
            • Workers' category III - 2 month(s).
            • Workers' category IV - 3 month(s).
            • Workers' category V - 6 month(s).

          Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

          Remarks:
          • Art. 18 LC and Art. 9 Decree No 2007-009 of 9 January 2007 establishing the conditions and the duration of the notice period to be observed when terminating an employment contract of indefinite duration.

          Notification to the public administration: No

          Remarks:
          • However, when an employer intends to dismiss a workers' representative, a trade union officer or a member of the works council, he or she shall obtain the authorization to do so from the Labour Inspector (see Arts. 152, 156 and 165 LC).

          Notification to workers' representatives: No

          Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

          Remarks:
          • However, when an employer intends to dismiss a workers' representative, a trade union officer or a member of the works council, he or she shall obtain the authorization to do so from the Labour Inspector (see Arts. 152, 156 and 165 LC).

          Approval by workers' representatives: No

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          Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

          Remarks:
          • Art. 21 LC and Art. 4 of Decree No 2007-009 of 9 January 2007 establishing the conditions and the duration of the notice period to be observed when terminating an employment contract of indefinite duration.

          Notice period:
          Remarks:
          • The notice period is regulated by Decree 2007-009.
            The statutory minimum notice period is set according to the length of service and varies according to the workers' category. For the purpose of calculating the notice period, workers are divided into 5 groups (see Art. 2 Decree 2007-009).

            - Group I covers mainly unskilled blue collar workers, workers performing work which requires limited skills or professional experience, and employees performing tasks which only require limited training.
            - Group II includes skilled blue-collar workers and employees with skills and experience but whose work does not involve any specific responsibility.
            - Group III includes highly skilled blue-collar workers with limited responsibility, qualified employees with extensive professional training whose work involves taking initiative and exercising specific responsibilities, and junior executives.
            - Group IV includes engineers and highly qualified technicians and employees exercising supervisory, coordination or managerial functions.
            - Group V covers those workers who do not fall within the previous category, which mainly includes top executives.

            The notice periods are set as follows:
            * Length of service < 8 days:
            Group I: 1 day; Group II: 2 days; Group III: 3 days; Group IV: 4 days; Group V: 5 days.
            * Length of service < 3 months:
            Group I: 3 days; Group II: 8 days; Group III: 15 days; Group IV: 1 month; Group V: 1 month.
            * Length of service < 1 year:
            Group I: 8 days; Group II: 15 days; Group III: 1 month; Group IV: 1.5 months; Group V: 3 months.
            * Length of service > 1 year:
            Group I: 10 days; Group II: 1 month; Group III: 1.5 months; Group IV: 2.5 months; Group V: 4 months.
            * Length of service > 3 years: additional 2 days per year of service
            * Length of service > 5 years:
            Group I: 1 month; Group II: 1.5 months; Group III: 2 months; Group IV: 3 months: Group V: 6 months.
            • tenure ≥ 6 months
              • Workers' category I - 8 day(s).
              • Workers' category II - 15 day(s).
              • Workers' category III - 1 month(s).
              • Workers' category IV - 45 day(s).
              • Workers' category V - 3 month(s).
            • tenure ≥ 9 months
              • Workers' category I - 8 day(s).
              • Workers' category II - 15 day(s).
              • Workers' category III - 1 month(s).
              • Workers' category IV - 45 day(s).
              • Workers' category V - 3 month(s).
            • tenure ≥ 2 years
              • Workers' category I - 10 day(s).
              • Workers' category II - 1 month(s).
              • Workers' category III - 45 day(s).
              • Workers' category IV - 75 day(s).
              • Workers' category V - 4 month(s).
            • tenure ≥ 4 years
              • Workers' category I - 18 day(s).
              • Workers' category II - 38 day(s).
              • Workers' category III - 53 day(s).
              • Workers' category IV - 83 day(s).
              • Workers' category V - 128 day(s).
            • tenure ≥ 5 years
              • Workers' category I - 1 month(s).
              • Workers' category II - 45 day(s).
              • Workers' category III - 2 month(s).
              • Workers' category IV - 3 month(s).
              • Workers' category V - 6 month(s).
            • tenure ≥ 10 years
              • Workers' category I - 1 month(s).
              • Workers' category II - 45 day(s).
              • Workers' category III - 2 month(s).
              • Workers' category IV - 3 month(s).
              • Workers' category V - 6 month(s).
            • tenure ≥ 20 years
              • Workers' category I - 1 month(s).
              • Workers' category II - 45 day(s).
              • Workers' category III - 2 month(s).
              • Workers' category IV - 3 month(s).
              • Workers' category V - 6 month(s).

            Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

            Remarks:
            • Art. 18 LC and Art. 9 Decree No 2007-009 of 9 January 2007 establishing the conditions and the duration of the notice period to be observed when terminating an employment contract of indefinite duration.

            Notification to the public administration: No

            Remarks:
            • However, when an employer intends to dismiss a workers' representative, a trade union officer or a member of the works council, he or she shall obtain the authorization to do so from the Labour Inspector (see Arts. 152, 156 and 165 LC).

            Notification to workers' representatives: No

            Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

            Remarks:
            • However, when an employer intends to dismiss a workers' representative, a trade union officer or a member of the works council, he or she shall obtain the authorization to do so from the Labour Inspector (see Arts. 152, 156 and 165 LC).

            Approval by workers' representatives: No

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            Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

            Remarks:
            • Art. 21 LC and Art. 4 of Decree No 2007-009 of 9 January 2007 establishing the conditions and the duration of the notice period to be observed when terminating an employment contract of indefinite duration.

            Notice period:
            Remarks:
            • The notice period is regulated by Decree 2007-009.
              The statutory minimum notice period is set according to the length of service and varies according to the workers' category. For the purpose of calculating the notice period, workers are divided into 5 groups (see Art. 2 Decree 2007-009).

              - Group I covers mainly unskilled blue collar workers, workers performing work which requires limited skills or professional experience, and employees performing tasks which only require limited training.
              - Group II includes skilled blue-collar workers and employees with skills and experience but whose work does not involve any specific responsibility.
              - Group III includes highly skilled blue-collar workers with limited responsibility, qualified employees with extensive professional training whose work involves taking initiative and exercising specific responsibilities, and junior executives.
              - Group IV includes engineers and highly qualified technicians and employees exercising supervisory, coordination or managerial functions.
              - Group V covers those workers who do not fall within the previous category, which mainly includes top executives.

              The notice periods are set as follows:
              * Length of service < 8 days:
              Group I: 1 day; Group II: 2 days; Group III: 3 days; Group IV: 4 days; Group V: 5 days.
              * Length of service < 3 months:
              Group I: 3 days; Group II: 8 days; Group III: 15 days; Group IV: 1 month; Group V: 1 month.
              * Length of service < 1 year:
              Group I: 8 days; Group II: 15 days; Group III: 1 month; Group IV: 1.5 months; Group V: 3 months.
              * Length of service > 1 year:
              Group I: 10 days; Group II: 1 month; Group III: 1.5 months; Group IV: 2.5 months; Group V: 4 months.
              * Length of service > 3 years: additional 2 days per year of service
              * Length of service > 5 years:
              Group I: 1 month; Group II: 1.5 months; Group III: 2 months; Group IV: 3 months: Group V: 6 months.
              • tenure ≥ 6 months
                • Workers' category I - 8 day(s).
                • Workers' category II - 15 day(s).
                • Workers' category III - 1 month(s).
                • Workers' category IV - 45 day(s).
                • Workers' category V - 3 month(s).
              • tenure ≥ 9 months
                • Workers' category I - 8 day(s).
                • Workers' category II - 15 day(s).
                • Workers' category III - 1 month(s).
                • Workers' category IV - 45 day(s).
                • Workers' category V - 3 month(s).
              • tenure ≥ 2 years
                • Workers' category I - 10 day(s).
                • Workers' category II - 1 month(s).
                • Workers' category III - 45 day(s).
                • Workers' category IV - 75 day(s).
                • Workers' category V - 4 month(s).
              • tenure ≥ 4 years
                • Workers' category I - 18 day(s).
                • Workers' category II - 38 day(s).
                • Workers' category III - 53 day(s).
                • Workers' category IV - 83 day(s).
                • Workers' category V - 128 day(s).
              • tenure ≥ 5 years
                • Workers' category I - 1 month(s).
                • Workers' category II - 45 day(s).
                • Workers' category III - 2 month(s).
                • Workers' category IV - 3 month(s).
                • Workers' category V - 6 month(s).
              • tenure ≥ 10 years
                • Workers' category I - 1 month(s).
                • Workers' category II - 45 day(s).
                • Workers' category III - 2 month(s).
                • Workers' category IV - 3 month(s).
                • Workers' category V - 6 month(s).
              • tenure ≥ 20 years
                • Workers' category I - 1 month(s).
                • Workers' category II - 45 day(s).
                • Workers' category III - 2 month(s).
                • Workers' category IV - 3 month(s).
                • Workers' category V - 6 month(s).

              Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

              Remarks:
              • Art. 18 LC and Art. 9 Decree No 2007-009 of 9 January 2007 establishing the conditions and the duration of the notice period to be observed when terminating an employment contract of indefinite duration.

              Notification to the public administration: No

              Remarks:
              • However, when an employer intends to dismiss a workers' representative, a trade union officer or a member of the works council, he or she shall obtain the authorization to do so from the Labour Inspector (see Arts. 152, 156 and 165 LC).

              Notification to workers' representatives: No

              Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

              Remarks:
              • However, when an employer intends to dismiss a workers' representative, a trade union officer or a member of the works council, he or she shall obtain the authorization to do so from the Labour Inspector (see Arts. 152, 156 and 165 LC).

              Approval by workers' representatives: No

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              Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

              Remarks:
              • Art. 21 LC and Art. 4 of Decree No 2007-009 of 9 January 2007 establishing the conditions and the duration of the notice period to be observed when terminating an employment contract of indefinite duration.

              Notice period:
              Remarks:
              • The notice period is regulated by Decree 2007-009.
                The statutory minimum notice period is set according to the length of service and varies according to the workers' category. For the purpose of calculating the notice period, workers are divided into 5 groups (see Art. 2 Decree 2007-009).

                - Group I covers mainly unskilled blue collar workers, workers performing work which requires limited skills or professional experience, and employees performing tasks which only require limited training.
                - Group II includes skilled blue-collar workers and employees with skills and experience but whose work does not involve any specific responsibility.
                - Group III includes highly skilled blue-collar workers with limited responsibility, qualified employees with extensive professional training whose work involves taking initiative and exercising specific responsibilities, and junior executives.
                - Group IV includes engineers and highly qualified technicians and employees exercising supervisory, coordination or managerial functions.
                - Group V covers those workers who do not fall within the previous category, which mainly includes top executives.

                The notice periods are set as follows:
                * Length of service < 8 days:
                Group I: 1 day; Group II: 2 days; Group III: 3 days; Group IV: 4 days; Group V: 5 days.
                * Length of service < 3 months:
                Group I: 3 days; Group II: 8 days; Group III: 15 days; Group IV: 1 month; Group V: 1 month.
                * Length of service < 1 year:
                Group I: 8 days; Group II: 15 days; Group III: 1 month; Group IV: 1.5 months; Group V: 3 months.
                * Length of service > 1 year:
                Group I: 10 days; Group II: 1 month; Group III: 1.5 months; Group IV: 2.5 months; Group V: 4 months.
                * Length of service > 3 years: additional 2 days per year of service
                * Length of service > 5 years:
                Group I: 1 month; Group II: 1.5 months; Group III: 2 months; Group IV: 3 months: Group V: 6 months.
                • tenure ≥ 6 months
                  • Workers' category I - 8 day(s).
                  • Workers' category II - 15 day(s).
                  • Workers' category III - 1 month(s).
                  • Workers' category IV - 45 day(s).
                  • Workers' category V - 3 month(s).
                • tenure ≥ 9 months
                  • Workers' category I - 8 day(s).
                  • Workers' category II - 15 day(s).
                  • Workers' category III - 1 month(s).
                  • Workers' category IV - 45 day(s).
                  • Workers' category V - 3 month(s).
                • tenure ≥ 2 years
                  • Workers' category I - 10 day(s).
                  • Workers' category II - 1 month(s).
                  • Workers' category III - 45 day(s).
                  • Workers' category IV - 75 day(s).
                  • Workers' category V - 4 month(s).
                • tenure ≥ 4 years
                  • Workers' category I - 18 day(s).
                  • Workers' category II - 38 day(s).
                  • Workers' category III - 53 day(s).
                  • Workers' category IV - 83 day(s).
                  • Workers' category V - 128 day(s).
                • tenure ≥ 5 years
                  • Workers' category I - 1 month(s).
                  • Workers' category II - 45 day(s).
                  • Workers' category III - 2 month(s).
                  • Workers' category IV - 3 month(s).
                  • Workers' category V - 6 month(s).
                • tenure ≥ 10 years
                  • Workers' category I - 1 month(s).
                  • Workers' category II - 45 day(s).
                  • Workers' category III - 2 month(s).
                  • Workers' category IV - 3 month(s).
                  • Workers' category V - 6 month(s).
                • tenure ≥ 20 years
                  • Workers' category I - 1 month(s).
                  • Workers' category II - 45 day(s).
                  • Workers' category III - 2 month(s).
                  • Workers' category IV - 3 month(s).
                  • Workers' category V - 6 month(s).

                Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

                Remarks:
                • Art. 18 LC and Art. 9 Decree No 2007-009 of 9 January 2007 establishing the conditions and the duration of the notice period to be observed when terminating an employment contract of indefinite duration.

                Notification to the public administration: No

                Remarks:
                • However, when an employer intends to dismiss a workers' representative, a trade union officer or a member of the works council, he or she shall obtain the authorization to do so from the Labour Inspector (see Arts. 152, 156 and 165 LC).

                Notification to workers' representatives: No

                Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

                Remarks:
                • However, when an employer intends to dismiss a workers' representative, a trade union officer or a member of the works council, he or she shall obtain the authorization to do so from the Labour Inspector (see Arts. 152, 156 and 165 LC).

                Approval by workers' representatives: No

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                Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

                Remarks:
                • Art. 21 LC and art. 4 Decree 2007-009.

                Notice period:
                Remarks:
                • The notice period is regulated by Decree 2007-009.
                  The statutory minimum notice period is set according to the length of service and varies according to the workers' category. For the purpose of calculating the notice period, workers are divided into 5 groups (see art. 2 Decree 2007-009).
                  Group I covers mainly unskilled blue collar workers, workers performing work which requires limited skills or professional experience, and employees performing tasks which only require limited training.
                  Group II includes skilled blue-collar workers and employees with skills and experience but whose work does not involve any specific responsibility.
                  Group III includes highly skilled blue-collar workers with limited responsibility, qualified employees with extensive professional training whose work involves taking initiative and exercising specific responsibilities, and junior executives.
                  Group IV includes engineers and highly qualified technicians and employees exercising supervisory, coordination or managerial functions.
                  Group V covers those workers who do not fall within the previous category, which mainly includes top executives.
                  The notice periods are set as follows:
                  * Length of service < 8 days:
                  Group I: 1 day; Group II: 2 days; Group III: 3 days; Group IV: 4 days; Group V: 5 days.
                  * Length of service < 3 months:
                  Group I: 3 days; Group II: 8 days; Group III: 15 days; Group IV: 1 month; Group V: 1 month.
                  * Length of service < 1 year:
                  Group I: 8 days; Group II: 15 days; Group III: 1 month; Group IV: 1.5 months; Group V: 3 months.
                  * Length of service > 1 year:
                  Group I: 10 days; Group II: 1 month; Group III: 1.5 months; Group IV: 2.5 months; Group V: 4 months.
                  * Length of service > 3 years: additional 2 days per year of service
                  * Length of service > 5 years:
                  Group I: 1 month; Group II: 1.5 months; Group III: 2 months; Group IV: 3 months: Group V: 6 months.
                  • tenure ≥ 6 months
                    • Workers' category I - 8 day(s).
                    • Workers' category II - 15 day(s).
                    • Workers' category III - 1 month(s).
                    • Workers' category IV - 45 day(s).
                    • Workers' category V - 3 month(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 9 months
                    • Workers' category I - 8 day(s).
                    • Workers' category II - 15 day(s).
                    • Workers' category III - 1 month(s).
                    • Workers' category IV - 45 day(s).
                    • Workers' category V - 3 month(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 2 years
                    • Workers' category I - 10 day(s).
                    • Workers' category II - 1 month(s).
                    • Workers' category III - 45 day(s).
                    • Workers' category IV - 75 day(s).
                    • Workers' category V - 4 month(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 4 years
                    • Workers' category I - 18 day(s).
                    • Workers' category II - 38 day(s).
                    • Workers' category III - 53 day(s).
                    • Workers' category IV - 83 day(s).
                    • Workers' category V - 128 day(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 5 years
                    • Workers' category I - 1 month(s).
                    • Workers' category II - 45 day(s).
                    • Workers' category III - 2 month(s).
                    • Workers' category IV - 3 month(s).
                    • Workers' category V - 6 month(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 10 years
                    • Workers' category I - 1 month(s).
                    • Workers' category II - 45 day(s).
                    • Workers' category III - 2 month(s).
                    • Workers' category IV - 3 month(s).
                    • Workers' category V - 6 month(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 20 years
                    • Workers' category I - 1 month(s).
                    • Workers' category II - 45 day(s).
                    • Workers' category III - 2 month(s).
                    • Workers' category IV - 3 month(s).
                    • Workers' category V - 6 month(s).

                  Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

                  Remarks:
                  • Art. 18 LC and art. 9 Decree 2007-009.

                  Notification to the public administration: No

                  Remarks:
                  • However, when an employer intends to dismiss a workers' representative, a trade union officer or a member of the works council, he or she shall obtain the authorization to do so from the Labour Inspector (see art. 152, 156, 165 LC).

                  Notification to workers' representatives: No

                  Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

                  Remarks:
                  • However, when an employer intends to dismiss a workers' representative, a trade union officer or a member of the works council, he or she shall obtain the authorization to do so from the Labour Inspector (see art. 152, 156, 165 LC).

                  Approval by workers' representatives: No

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                  Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

                  Remarks:
                  • Art. 21 LC and art. 4 Decree 2007-009.

                  Notice period:
                  Remarks:
                  • The notice period is regulated by Decree 2007-009.
                    The statutory minimum notice period is set according to the length of service and varies according to the workers' category. For the purpose of calculating the notice period, workers are divided into 5 groups (see art. 2 Decree 2007-009).
                    Group I covers mainly unskilled blue collar workers, workers performing work which requires limited skills or professional experience, and employees performing tasks which only require limited training.
                    Group II includes skilled blue-collar workers and employees with skills and experience but whose work does not involve any specific responsibility.
                    Group III includes highly skilled blue-collar workers with limited responsibility, qualified employees with extensive professional training whose work involves taking initiative and exercising specific responsibilities, and junior executives.
                    Group IV includes engineers and highly qualified technicians and employees exercising supervisory, coordination or managerial functions.
                    Group V covers those workers who do not fall within the previous category, which mainly includes top executives.
                    The notice periods are set as follows:
                    * Length of service < 8 days:
                    Group I: 1 day; Group II: 2 days; Group III: 3 days; Group IV: 4 days; Group V: 5 days.
                    * Length of service < 3 months:
                    Group I: 3 days; Group II: 8 days; Group III: 15 days; Group IV: 1 month; Group V: 1 month.
                    * Length of service < 1 year:
                    Group I: 8 days; Group II: 15 days; Group III: 1 month; Group IV: 1.5 months; Group V: 3 months.
                    * Length of service > 1 year:
                    Group I: 10 days; Group II: 1 month; Group III: 1.5 months; Group IV: 2.5 months; Group V: 4 months.
                    * Length of service > 3 years: additional 2 days per year of service
                    * Length of service > 5 years:
                    Group I: 1 month; Group II: 1.5 months; Group III: 2 months; Group IV: 3 months: Group V: 6 months.
                    • tenure ≥ 6 months
                      • Workers' category I - 8 day(s).
                      • Workers' category II - 15 day(s).
                      • Workers' category III - 1 month(s).
                      • Workers' category IV - 45 day(s).
                      • Workers' category V - 3 month(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 9 months
                      • Workers' category I - 8 day(s).
                      • Workers' category II - 15 day(s).
                      • Workers' category III - 1 month(s).
                      • Workers' category IV - 45 day(s).
                      • Workers' category V - 3 month(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 2 years
                      • Workers' category I - 10 day(s).
                      • Workers' category II - 1 month(s).
                      • Workers' category III - 45 day(s).
                      • Workers' category IV - 75 day(s).
                      • Workers' category V - 4 month(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 4 years
                      • Workers' category I - 18 day(s).
                      • Workers' category II - 38 day(s).
                      • Workers' category III - 53 day(s).
                      • Workers' category IV - 83 day(s).
                      • Workers' category V - 128 day(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 5 years
                      • Workers' category I - 1 month(s).
                      • Workers' category II - 45 day(s).
                      • Workers' category III - 2 month(s).
                      • Workers' category IV - 3 month(s).
                      • Workers' category V - 6 month(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 10 years
                      • Workers' category I - 1 month(s).
                      • Workers' category II - 45 day(s).
                      • Workers' category III - 2 month(s).
                      • Workers' category IV - 3 month(s).
                      • Workers' category V - 6 month(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 20 years
                      • Workers' category I - 1 month(s).
                      • Workers' category II - 45 day(s).
                      • Workers' category III - 2 month(s).
                      • Workers' category IV - 3 month(s).
                      • Workers' category V - 6 month(s).

                    Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

                    Remarks:
                    • Art. 18 LC and art. 9 Decree 2007-009.

                    Notification to the public administration: No

                    Remarks:
                    • However, when an employer intends to dismiss a workers' representative, a trade union officer or a member of the works council, he or she shall obtain the authorization to do so from the Labour Inspector (see art. 152, 156, 165 LC).

                    Notification to workers' representatives: No

                    Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

                    Remarks:
                    • However, when an employer intends to dismiss a workers' representative, a trade union officer or a member of the works council, he or she shall obtain the authorization to do so from the Labour Inspector (see art. 152, 156, 165 LC).

                    Approval by workers' representatives: No

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                    Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

                    Remarks:
                    • Art. 21 LC and art. 4 Decree 2007-009.

                    Notice period:
                    Remarks:
                    • The notice period is regulated by Decree 2007-009.
                      The statutory minimum notice period is set according to the length of service and varies according to the workers' category. For the purpose of calculating the notice period, workers are divided into 5 groups (see art. 2 Decree 2007-009).
                      Group I covers mainly unskilled blue collar workers, workers performing work which requires limited skills or professional experience, and employees performing tasks which only require limited training.
                      Group II includes skilled blue-collars and employees with skills and experience but whose work does not involve any specific responsibility.
                      Group III includes highly skilled blue-collar workers with limited responsibility, qualified employees with extensive professional training whose work involves taking initiative and exercising specific responsibilities, and junior executives.
                      Group IV includes engineers and highly qualified technicians and employees exercising supervisory, coordination or managerial functions.
                      Group V covers those workers who do not fall within the previous category, which mainly includes top executives.
                      The notice periods are set as follows:
                      * Length of service < 8 days:
                      Group I: 1 day; Group II: 2 days; Group III: 3 days; Group IV: 4 days; Group V: 5 days.
                      * Length of service < 3 months:
                      Group I: 3 days; Group II: 8 days; Group III: 15 days; Group IV: 1 month; Group V: 1 month.
                      * Length of service < 1 year:
                      Group I: 8 days; Group II: 15 days; Group III: 1 month; Group IV: 1.5 months; Group V: 3 months.
                      * Length of service > 1 year:
                      Group I: 10 days; Group II: 1 month; Group III: 1.5 months; Group IV: 2.5 months; Group V: 4 months.
                      * Length of service > 3 years: additional 2 days per year of service
                      * Length of service > 5 years:
                      Group I: 1 month; Group II: 1.5 months; Group III: 2 months; Group IV: 3 months: Group V: 6 months.
                      • tenure ≥ 6 months
                        • Workers' category I - 8 day(s).
                        • Workers' category II - 15 day(s).
                        • Workers' category III - 1 month(s).
                        • Workers' category IV - 45 day(s).
                        • Workers' category V - 3 month(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 9 months
                        • Workers' category I - 8 day(s).
                        • Workers' category II - 15 day(s).
                        • Workers' category III - 1 month(s).
                        • Workers' category IV - 45 day(s).
                        • Workers' category V - 3 month(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 2 years
                        • Workers' category I - 10 day(s).
                        • Workers' category II - 1 month(s).
                        • Workers' category III - 45 day(s).
                        • Workers' category IV - 75 day(s).
                        • Workers' category V - 4 month(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 4 years
                        • Workers' category I - 18 day(s).
                        • Workers' category II - 38 day(s).
                        • Workers' category III - 53 day(s).
                        • Workers' category IV - 83 day(s).
                        • Workers' category V - 128 day(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 5 years
                        • Workers' category I - 1 month(s).
                        • Workers' category II - 45 day(s).
                        • Workers' category III - 2 month(s).
                        • Workers' category IV - 3 month(s).
                        • Workers' category V - 6 month(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 10 years
                        • Workers' category I - 1 month(s).
                        • Workers' category II - 45 day(s).
                        • Workers' category III - 2 month(s).
                        • Workers' category IV - 3 month(s).
                        • Workers' category V - 6 month(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 20 years
                        • Workers' category I - 1 month(s).
                        • Workers' category II - 45 day(s).
                        • Workers' category III - 2 month(s).
                        • Workers' category IV - 3 month(s).
                        • Workers' category V - 6 month(s).

                      Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

                      Remarks:
                      • Art. 18 LC and art. 9 Decree 2007-009.

                      Notification to the public administration: No

                      Remarks:
                      • However, when an employer intends to dismiss a workers' representative, a trade union officer or a member of the works council, he or she shall obtain the authorization to do so from the Labour Inspector (see art. 152, 156, 165 LC).

                      Notification to workers' representatives: No

                      Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

                      Remarks:
                      • However, when an employer intends to dismiss a workers' representative, a trade union officer or a member of the works council, he or she shall obtain the authorization to do so from the Labour Inspector (see art. 152, 156, 165 LC).

                      Approval by workers' representatives: No

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                      Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

                      Remarks:
                      • Art. 21 LC and art. 4 Decree 2007-009.

                      Notice period:
                      Remarks:
                      • The notice period is regulated by Decree 2007-009.
                        The statutory minimum notice period is set according to the length of service and varies according to the workers' category. For the purpose of calculating the notice period, workers are divided into 5 groups (see art. 2 Decree 2007-009).
                        Group I covers mainly unskilled blue collar workers, workers performing work which requires limited skills or professional experience, and employees performing tasks which only require limited training.
                        Group II includes skilled blue-collars and employees with skills and experience but whose work does not involve any specific responsibility.
                        Group III includes highly skilled blue-collar workers with limited responsibility, qualified employees with extensive professional training whose work involves taking initiative and exercising specific responsibilities, and junior executives.
                        Group IV includes engineers and highly qualified technicians and employees exercising supervisory, coordination or managerial functions.
                        Group V covers those workers who do not fall within the previous category, which mainly includes top executives.
                        The notice periods are set as follows:
                        * Length of service < 8 days:
                        Group I: 1 day; Group II: 2 days; Group III: 3 days; Group IV: 4 days; Group V: 5 days.
                        * Length of service < 3 months:
                        Group I: 3 days; Group II: 8 days; Group III: 15 days; Group IV: 1 month; Group V: 1 month.
                        * Length of service < 1 year:
                        Group I: 8 days; Group II: 15 days; Group III: 1 month; Group IV: 1.5 months; Group V: 3 months.
                        * Length of service > 1 year:
                        Group I: 10 days; Group II: 1 month; Group III: 1.5 months; Group IV: 2.5 months; Group V: 4 months.
                        * Length of service > 3 years: additional 2 days per year of service
                        * Length of service > 5 years:
                        Group I: 1 month; Group II: 1.5 months; Group III: 2 months; Group IV: 3 months: Group V: 6 months.
                        • tenure ≥ 6 months
                          • Workers' category I - 8 day(s).
                          • Workers' category II - 15 day(s).
                          • Workers' category III - 1 month(s).
                          • Workers' category IV - 45 day(s).
                          • Workers' category V - 3 month(s).
                        • tenure ≥ 9 months
                          • Workers' category I - 8 day(s).
                          • Workers' category II - 15 day(s).
                          • Workers' category III - 1 month(s).
                          • Workers' category IV - 45 day(s).
                          • Workers' category V - 3 month(s).
                        • tenure ≥ 2 years
                          • Workers' category I - 10 day(s).
                          • Workers' category II - 1 month(s).
                          • Workers' category III - 45 day(s).
                          • Workers' category IV - 75 day(s).
                          • Workers' category V - 4 month(s).
                        • tenure ≥ 4 years
                          • Workers' category I - 18 day(s).
                          • Workers' category II - 38 day(s).
                          • Workers' category III - 53 day(s).
                          • Workers' category IV - 83 day(s).
                          • Workers' category V - 128 day(s).
                        • tenure ≥ 5 years
                          • Workers' category I - 1 month(s).
                          • Workers' category II - 45 day(s).
                          • Workers' category III - 2 month(s).
                          • Workers' category IV - 3 month(s).
                          • Workers' category V - 6 month(s).
                        • tenure ≥ 10 years
                          • Workers' category I - 1 month(s).
                          • Workers' category II - 45 day(s).
                          • Workers' category III - 2 month(s).
                          • Workers' category IV - 3 month(s).
                          • Workers' category V - 6 month(s).
                        • tenure ≥ 20 years
                          • Workers' category I - 1 month(s).
                          • Workers' category II - 45 day(s).
                          • Workers' category III - 2 month(s).
                          • Workers' category IV - 3 month(s).
                          • Workers' category V - 6 month(s).

                        Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

                        Remarks:
                        • Art. 18 LC and art. 9 Decree 2007-009.

                        Notification to the public administration: No

                        Remarks:
                        • However, when an employer intends to dismiss a workers' representative, a trade union officer or a member of the works council, he or she shall obtain the authorization to do so from the Labour Inspector (see art. 152, 156, 165 LC).

                        Notification to workers' representatives: No

                        Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

                        Remarks:
                        • However, when an employer intends to dismiss a workers' representative, a trade union officer or a member of the works council, he or she shall obtain the authorization to do so from the Labour Inspector (see art. 152, 156, 165 LC).

                        Approval by workers' representatives: No