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Rwanda - Procedural requirements for individual dismissals


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Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

Remarks:
  • Art. 24 LL provides that a notice of termination must be given in writing to the interested concerned party and must specify the reasons for the dismissal. However, Art. 29 provides that the notice is not required if so agreed between the parties.

Notice period:
Remarks:
  • Art. 24LL: The notice period shall be at least:
    - 15 days if the worker has worked for less than a year;
    - 1 month if the worker has workers for a period of one year or more.

    No notice period shall apply to a worker on probation.

    Art. 28(2) LL provides that where a fixed term contract is terminated due to gross negligence, the party causing the contract to be terminated shall notify the same to the other party within fourty eight (48) hours.
    • tenure ≥ 6 months
      • 15 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 9 months
      • 15 day(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. 25 provides that any contract termination without notice or without having fully observed the notice period results in the party responsible for termination paying the other party the compensation provided for by this Law.

    Notification to the public administration: Yes

    Remarks:
    • No general obligation to notify the administration of any dismissal. This only applies in case of the dismissal of a worker for economic and technological reasons (art. 34 LL - see below under collective dismissals).

    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. 30 LL: notice of termination must be given in writing to the interested party and must specify the reasons for the dismissal.

    Notice period:
    Remarks:
    • Art. 27 LL: The notice period shall be at least:
      - 15 days if the worker has worked for less than a year;
      - 1 month if the worker has workers for a period of one year or more.

      No notice period shall apply to a worker on probation.

      Art. 28(2) LL provides that where a fixed term contract is terminated due to gross negligence, the party causing the contract to be terminated shall notify the same to the other party within fourty eight (48) hours.
      • tenure ≥ 6 months
        • 15 day(s).
      • tenure ≥ 9 months
        • 15 day(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. 32 LL provides that any termination of contract without notice or without having observed the notice period compels the responsible party to pay the other party an allowance corresponding to the salary and other benefits from which the worker would have benefited during the notice period that has not been effectively respected.

      Notification to the public administration: Yes

      Remarks:
      • No general obligation to notify the administration of any dismissal. This only applies in case of the dismissal of a worker for economic and technological reasons (art. 34 LL - see below under collective dismissals).

      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. 30 LL: notice of termination must be given in writing to the interested party and must specify the reasons for the dismissal.

      Notice period:
      Remarks:
      • Art. 27 LL: The notice period shall be at least:
        - 15 days if the worker has worked for less than a year;
        - 1 month if the worker has workers for a period of one year or more.

        No notice period shall apply to a worker on probation.

        Art. 28(2) LL provides that where a fixed term contract is terminated due to gross negligence, the party causing the contract to be terminated shall notify the same to the other party within fourty eight (48) hours.
        • tenure ≥ 6 months
          • 15 day(s).
        • tenure ≥ 9 months
          • 15 day(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. 32 LL provides that any termination of contract without notice or without having observed the notice period compels the responsible party to pay the other party an allowance corresponding to the salary and other benefits from which the worker would have benefited during the notice period that has not been effectively respected.

        Notification to the public administration: Yes

        Remarks:
        • No general obligation to notify the administration of any dismissal. This only applies in case of the dismissal of a worker for economic and technological reasons (art. 34 LL - see below under collective dismissals).

        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. 30 LL: notice of termination must be given in writing to the interested party and must specify the reasons for the dismissal.

        Notice period:
        Remarks:
        • Art. 27 LL: The notice period shall be at least:
          - 15 days if the worker has worked for less than a year;
          - 1 month if the worker has workers for a period of one year or more.

          No notice period shall apply to a worker on probation.

          Art. 28(2) LL provides that where a fixed term contract is terminated due to gross negligence, the party causing the contract to be terminated shall notify the same to the other party within fourty eight (48) hours.
          • tenure ≥ 6 months
            • 15 day(s).
          • tenure ≥ 9 months
            • 15 day(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. 32 LL provides that any termination of contract without notice or without having observed the notice period compels the responsible party to pay the other party an allowance corresponding to the salary and other benefits from which the worker would have benefited during the notice period that has not been effectively respected.

          Notification to the public administration: Yes

          Remarks:
          • No general obligation to notify the administration of any dismissal. This only applies in case of the dismissal of a worker for economic and technological reasons (art. 34 LL - see below under collective dismissals).

          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. 30 LL: notice of termination must be given in writing to the interested party and must specify the reasons for the dismissal.

          Notice period:
          Remarks:
          • Art. 27 LL: The notice period shall be at least:
            - 15 days if the worker has worked for less than a year;
            - 1 month if the worker has workers for a period of one year or more.

            No notice period shall apply to a worker on probation.

            Art. 28(2) LL provides that where a fixed term contract is terminated due to gross negligence, the party causing the contract to be terminated shall notify the same to the other party within fourty eight (48) hours.
            • tenure ≥ 6 months
              • 15 day(s).
            • tenure ≥ 9 months
              • 15 day(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. 32 LL provides that any termination of contract without notice or without having observed the notice period compels the responsible party to pay the other party an allowance corresponding to the salary and other benefits from which the worker would have benefited during the notice period that has not been effectively respected.

            Notification to the public administration: Yes

            Remarks:
            • No general obligation to notify the administration of any dismissal. This only applies in case of the dismissal of a worker for economic and technological reasons (art. 34 LL - see below under collective dismissals).

            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. 30 LL: notice of termination must be given in writing to the interested party and must specify the reasons for the dismissal.

            Notice period:
            Remarks:
            • Art. 27 LL: The notice period shall be at least:
              - 15 days if the worker has worked for less than a year;
              - 1 month if the worker has workers for a period of one year or more.

              No notice period shall apply to a worker on probation.

              Art. 28(2) LL provides that where a fixed term contract is terminated due to gross negligence, the party causing the contract to be terminated shall notify the same to the other party within fourty eight (48) hours.
              • tenure ≥ 6 months
                • 15 day(s).
              • tenure ≥ 9 months
                • 15 day(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. 32 LL provides that any termination of contract without notice or without having observed the notice period compels the responsible party to pay the other party an allowance corresponding to the salary and other benefits from which the worker would have benefited during the notice period that has not been effectively respected.

              Notification to the public administration: Yes

              Remarks:
              • No general obligation to notify the administration of any dismissal. This only applies in case of the dismissal of a worker for economic and technological reasons (art. 34 LL - see below under collective dismissals).

              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. 30 LL: notice of termination must be given in writing to the interested party and must specify the reasons for the dismissal.

              Notice period:
              Remarks:
              • Art. 27 LL: The notice period shall be at least:
                - 15 days if the worker has worked for less than a year;
                - 1 month if the worker has workers for a period of one year or more.

                No notice period shall apply to a worker on probation.

                Art. 28(2) LL provides that where a fixed term contract is terminated due to gross negligence, the party causing the contract to be terminated shall notify the same to the other party within fourty eight (48) hours.
                • tenure ≥ 6 months
                  • 15 day(s).
                • tenure ≥ 9 months
                  • 15 day(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. 32 LL provides that any termination of contract without notice or without having observed the notice period compels the responsible party to pay the other party an allowance corresponding to the salary and other benefits from which the worker would have benefited during the notice period that has not been effectively respected.

                Notification to the public administration: Yes

                Remarks:
                • No general obligation to notify the administration of any dismissal. This only applies in case of the dismissal of a worker for economic and technological reasons (art. 34 LL - see below under collective dismissals).

                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. 30 LL: notice of termination must be given in writing to the interested party and must specify the reasons for the dismissal.

                Notice period:
                Remarks:
                • Art. 27 LL: The notice period shall be at least:
                  - 15 days if the worker has worked for less than a year;
                  - 1 month if the worker has workers for a period of one year or more.

                  No notice period shall apply to a worker on probation.
                  • tenure ≥ 6 months
                    • 15 day(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 9 months
                    • 15 day(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. 32 LL.

                  Notification to the public administration: Yes

                  Remarks:
                  • No general obligation to notify the administration of any dismissal. This only applies in case of the dismissal of a worker for economic and technological reasons (art. 34 LL - see below under collective dismissals).

                  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. 30 LL: notice of termination must be given in writing to the interested party and must specify the reasons for the dismissal.

                  Notice period:
                  Remarks:
                  • Art. 27 LL: The notice period shall be at least:
                    - 15 days if the worker has worked for less than a year;
                    - 1 month if the worker has workers for a period of one year or more.

                    No notice period shall apply to a worker on probation.
                    • tenure ≥ 6 months
                      • 15 day(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 9 months
                      • 15 day(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. 32 LL.

                    Notification to the public administration: Yes

                    Remarks:
                    • No general obligation to notify the administration of any dismissal. This only applies in case of the dismissal of a worker for economic and technological reasons (art. 34 LL - see below under collective dismissals).

                    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. 30 LL: notice of termination must be given in writing to the interested party and must specify the reasons for the dismissal.

                    Notice period:
                    Remarks:
                    • Art. 27 LL: The notice period shall be at least:
                      - 15 days if the worker has worked for less than a year;
                      - 1 month if the worker has workers for a period of one year or more.

                      No notice period shall apply to a worker on probation.
                      • tenure ≥ 6 months
                        • 15 day(s).
                      • tenure ≥ 9 months
                        • 15 day(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. 32 LL.

                      Notification to the public administration: Yes

                      Remarks:
                      • No general obligation to notify the administration of any dismissal. This only applies in case of the dismissal of a worker for economic and technological reasons (art. 34 LL - see below under collective dismissals).

                      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. 30 LL: notice of termination must be given in writing to the interested party and must specify the reasons for the dismissal.

                      Notice period:
                      Remarks:
                      • Art. 27 LL: The notice period shall be at least:
                        - 15 days if the worker has worked for less than a year;
                        - 1 month if the worker has workers for a period of one year or more.

                        No notice period shall apply to a worker on probation.
                        • tenure ≥ 6 months
                          • 15 day(s).
                        • tenure ≥ 9 months
                          • 15 day(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. 32 LL.

                        Notification to the public administration: Yes

                        Remarks:
                        • No general obligation to notify the administration of any dismissal. This only applies in case of the dismissal of a worker for economic and technological reasons (art. 34 LL - see below under collective dismissals).

                        Notification to workers' representatives: No

                        Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

                        Approval by workers' representatives: No