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Nigeria - Procedural requirements for individual dismissals


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Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

Remarks:
  • Sec. 11(3) LA: Any notice for a period of one week or more shall be in writing.

Notice period:
Remarks:
  • Sec. 11(2) LA sets out statutory minimum notice periods as follows:
    * for less than three months of service, one day;
    * for three months to two years of service, one week;
    * for two to five years of service, two weeks; and
    * for more than five years of service, one month.
    The above periods are statutory minima which can be improved upon by collective agreements or contracts of employment.
    • tenure ≥ 6 months
      • 1 week(s).
    • tenure ≥ 9 months
      • 1 week(s).
    • tenure ≥ 1 year
      • 1 week(s).
    • tenure ≥ 2 years
      • 2 week(s).
    • tenure ≥ 4 years
      • 2 week(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:
    • Sec. 11(6) 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:
    • Sec. 11(3) LA: Any notice for a period of one week or more shall be in writing.

    Notice period:
    Remarks:
    • Sec. 11(2) LA sets out statutory minimum notice periods as follows:
      * for less than three months of service, one day;
      * for three months to two years of service, one week;
      * for two to five years of service, two weeks; and
      * for more than five years of service, one month.
      The above periods are statutory minima which can be improved upon by collective agreements or contracts of employment.
      • tenure ≥ 6 months
        • 1 week(s).
      • tenure ≥ 9 months
        • 1 week(s).
      • tenure ≥ 1 year
        • 1 week(s).
      • tenure ≥ 2 years
        • 2 week(s).
      • tenure ≥ 4 years
        • 2 week(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:
      • Sec. 11(6) 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:
      • Sec. 11(3) LA: Any notice for a period of one week or more shall be in writing.

      Notice period:
      Remarks:
      • Sec. 11(2) LA sets out statutory minimum notice periods as follows:
        * for less than three months of service, one day;
        * for three months to two years of service, one week;
        * for two to five years of service, two weeks; and
        * for more than five years of service, one month.
        The above periods are statutory minima which can be improved upon by collective agreements or contracts of employment.
        • tenure ≥ 6 months
          • 1 week(s).
        • tenure ≥ 9 months
          • 1 week(s).
        • tenure ≥ 1 year
          • 1 week(s).
        • tenure ≥ 2 years
          • 2 week(s).
        • tenure ≥ 4 years
          • 2 week(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:
        • Sec. 11(6) 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:
        • Sec. 11(3) LA: Any notice for a period of one week or more shall be in writing.

        Notice period:
        Remarks:
        • Sec. 11(2) LA sets out statutory minimum notice periods as follows:
          * for less than three months of service, one day;
          * for three months to two years of service, one week;
          * for two to five years of service, two weeks; and
          * for more than five years of service, one month.
          The above periods are statutory minima which can be improved upon by collective agreements or contracts of employment.
          • tenure ≥ 6 months
            • 1 week(s).
          • tenure ≥ 9 months
            • 1 week(s).
          • tenure ≥ 1 year
            • 1 week(s).
          • tenure ≥ 2 years
            • 2 week(s).
          • tenure ≥ 4 years
            • 2 week(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:
          • Sec. 11(6) 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:
          • Sec. 11(3) LA: Any notice for a period of one week or more shall be in writing.

          Notice period:
          Remarks:
          • Sec. 11(2) LA sets out statutory minimum notice periods as follows:
            * for less than three months of service, one day;
            * for three months to two years of service, one week;
            * for two to five years of service, two weeks; and
            * for more than five years of service, one month.
            The above periods are statutory minima which can be improved upon by collective agreements or contracts of employment.
            • tenure ≥ 6 months
              • 1 week(s).
            • tenure ≥ 9 months
              • 1 week(s).
            • tenure ≥ 1 year
              • 1 week(s).
            • tenure ≥ 2 years
              • 2 week(s).
            • tenure ≥ 4 years
              • 2 week(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:
            • Sec. 11(6) 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