Procedural requirements for individual dismissals - Panama - 2010
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- Labour Code [LC], 30 december 1971 as last amended by Act No. 44 of August 1995 (Código del Trabajo) - available in Spanish
Date: 12 Aug 1995; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written
Pay in lieu of notice: No
Notification to the public administration: No
Notification to workers' representatives: No
Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No
Approval by workers' representatives: No
Notes / Remarks
As a general rule, the employer is not required to observe statutory notice period under the Panamanian labour legislation.
Depending on the reasons for dismissal, before proceeding to dismissal, the employer has either the obligation to obtain authorization from the labour administration (in case of an economic dismissal) or the option of applying to the labour courts for prior authorization to dismiss when dismissal is based on any other authorized ground.