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Sweden - Procedural requirements for individual dismissals


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Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

Remarks:
  • Sec. 8 EPA: “Notice of termination by the employer must be given in writing”.

Notice period:
Remarks:
  • Sec. 11 EPA:
    - The minimum notice period is 1 month.
    - The notice period shall be:
    * 2 months for tenure of at least 2 years but less than 4 years;
    * 3 months for tenure of at least 4 years but less than 6 years;
    * 4 months for tenure of at least 6 years but less than 8 years;
    * 5 months for tenure of at least 8 years but less than 10 years;
    * 6 months for tenure of at least 10 years.
    • tenure ≥ 6 months
      • 1 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 9 months
      • 1 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 2 years
      • 2 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 4 years
      • 3 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 5 years
      • 3 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 10 years
      • 6 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 20 years
      • 6 month(s).

    Pay in lieu of notice: No

    Notification to the public administration: No

    Notification to workers' representatives: No

    Remarks:
    • Exception as provided in sec. 30 EPA: “An employer who wishes to summarily dismiss an employee or to give notice terminating employment for reasons relating to the employee personally, shall inform the employee of this in advance. Information concerning termination shall be given at least two weeks in advance. Information concerning summary dismissal shall be given at least one week in advance. If the employee is a union member, the employer shall notify the local organisation of employees to which the employee belongs at the same time as notice is given to the employee. The employee and the local organisation of employees to which the employee belongs are entitled to consultations with the employer concerning the measure to which the information and the notice relate. This shall apply provided that such consultations are requested not more than one week after information or notice was given. Where such consultations have been requested, the employer may not give notice of termination or summarily dismiss the employee until the consultations have been concluded”. (available at: http://www.government.se/4ac87e/contentassets/b58069e2c0f24aa6be53d8932de85d86/sfs-198280-employment-protection-act)

    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. 8 EPA: “Notice of termination by the employer must be given in writing”.

    Notice period:
    Remarks:
    • Sec. 11 EPA:
      - The minimum notice period is 1 month.
      - The notice period shall be:
      * 2 months for tenure of at least 2 years but less than 4 years;
      * 3 months for tenure of at least 4 years but less than 6 years;
      * 4 months for tenure of at least 6 years but less than 8 years;
      * 5 months for tenure of at least 8 years but less than 10 years;
      * 6 months for tenure of at least 10 years.
      • tenure ≥ 6 months
        • 1 month(s).
      • tenure ≥ 9 months
        • 1 month(s).
      • tenure ≥ 2 years
        • 2 month(s).
      • tenure ≥ 4 years
        • 3 month(s).
      • tenure ≥ 5 years
        • 3 month(s).
      • tenure ≥ 10 years
        • 6 month(s).
      • tenure ≥ 20 years
        • 6 month(s).

      Pay in lieu of notice: No

      Notification to the public administration: No

      Notification to workers' representatives: No

      Remarks:
      • Exception as provided in sec. 30 EPA: “An employer who wishes to summarily dismiss an employee or to give notice terminating employment for reasons relating to the employee personally, shall inform the employee of this in advance. Information concerning termination shall be given at least two weeks in advance. Information concerning summary dismissal shall be given at least one week in advance. If the employee is a union member, the employer shall notify the local organisation of employees to which the employee belongs at the same time as notice is given to the employee. The employee and the local organisation of employees to which the employee belongs are entitled to consultations with the employer concerning the measure to which the information and the notice relate. This shall apply provided that such consultations are requested not more than one week after information or notice was given. Where such consultations have been requested, the employer may not give notice of termination or summarily dismiss the employee until the consultations have been concluded”. (available at: http://www.government.se/4ac87e/contentassets/b58069e2c0f24aa6be53d8932de85d86/sfs-198280-employment-protection-act)

      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. 8 EPA: “Notice of termination by the employer must be given in writing”.

      Notice period:
      Remarks:
      • Sec. 11 EPA:
        - The minimum notice period is 1 month.
        - The notice period shall be:
        * 2 months for tenure of at least 2 years but less than 4 years;
        * 3 months for tenure of at least 4 years but less than 6 years;
        * 4 months for tenure of at least 6 years but less than 8 years;
        * 5 months for tenure of at least 8 years but less than 10 years;
        * 6 months for tenure of at least 10 years.
        • tenure ≥ 6 months
          • 1 month(s).
        • tenure ≥ 9 months
          • 1 month(s).
        • tenure ≥ 2 years
          • 2 month(s).
        • tenure ≥ 4 years
          • 3 month(s).
        • tenure ≥ 5 years
          • 3 month(s).
        • tenure ≥ 10 years
          • 6 month(s).
        • tenure ≥ 20 years
          • 6 month(s).

        Pay in lieu of notice: No

        Notification to the public administration: No

        Notification to workers' representatives: No

        Remarks:
        • Exception as provided in sec. 30 EPA: “An employer who wishes to summarily dismiss an employee or to give notice terminating employment for reasons relating to the employee personally, shall inform the employee of this in advance. Information concerning termination shall be given at least two weeks in advance. Information concerning summary dismissal shall be given at least one week in advance. If the employee is a union member, the employer shall notify the local organisation of employees to which the employee belongs at the same time as notice is given to the employee. The employee and the local organisation of employees to which the employee belongs are entitled to consultations with the employer concerning the measure to which the information and the notice relate. This shall apply provided that such consultations are requested not more than one week after information or notice was given. Where such consultations have been requested, the employer may not give notice of termination or summarily dismiss the employee until the consultations have been concluded”. (available at: http://www.government.se/4ac87e/contentassets/b58069e2c0f24aa6be53d8932de85d86/sfs-198280-employment-protection-act)

        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. 8 EPA: “Notice of termination by the employer must be given in writing”.

        Notice period:
        Remarks:
        • Sec. 11 EPA:
          - The minimum notice period is 1 month.
          - The notice period shall be:
          * 2 months for tenure of at least 2 years but less than 4 years;
          * 3 months for tenure of at least 4 years but less than 6 years;
          * 4 months for tenure of at least 6 years but less than 8 years;
          * 5 months for tenure of at least 8 years but less than 10 years;
          * 6 months for tenure of at least 10 years.
          • tenure ≥ 6 months
            • 1 month(s).
          • tenure ≥ 9 months
            • 1 month(s).
          • tenure ≥ 2 years
            • 2 month(s).
          • tenure ≥ 4 years
            • 3 month(s).
          • tenure ≥ 5 years
            • 3 month(s).
          • tenure ≥ 10 years
            • 6 month(s).
          • tenure ≥ 20 years
            • 6 month(s).

          Pay in lieu of notice: No

          Notification to the public administration: No

          Notification to workers' representatives: No

          Remarks:
          • Exception as provided in sec. 30 EPA: “An employer who wishes to summarily dismiss an employee or to give notice terminating employment for reasons relating to the employee personally, shall inform the employee of this in advance. Information concerning termination shall be given at least two weeks in advance. Information concerning summary dismissal shall be given at least one week in advance. If the employee is a union member, the employer shall notify the local organisation of employees to which the employee belongs at the same time as notice is given to the employee. The employee and the local organisation of employees to which the employee belongs are entitled to consultations with the employer concerning the measure to which the information and the notice relate. This shall apply provided that such consultations are requested not more than one week after information or notice was given. Where such consultations have been requested, the employer may not give notice of termination or summarily dismiss the employee until the consultations have been concluded”. (available at: http://www.government.se/4ac87e/contentassets/b58069e2c0f24aa6be53d8932de85d86/sfs-198280-employment-protection-act)

          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. 8 EPA: “Notice of termination by the employer must be given in writing”.

          Notice period:
          Remarks:
          • Sec. 11 EPA:
            - The minimum notice period is 1 month.
            - The notice period shall be:
            * 2 months for tenure of at least 2 years but less than 4 years;
            * 3 months for tenure of at least 4 years but less than 6 years;
            * 4 months for tenure of at least 6 years but less than 8 years;
            * 5 months for tenure of at least 8 years but less than 10 years;
            * 6 months for tenure of at least 10 years.
            • tenure ≥ 6 months
              • 1 month(s).
            • tenure ≥ 9 months
              • 1 month(s).
            • tenure ≥ 2 years
              • 2 month(s).
            • tenure ≥ 4 years
              • 3 month(s).
            • tenure ≥ 5 years
              • 3 month(s).
            • tenure ≥ 10 years
              • 6 month(s).
            • tenure ≥ 20 years
              • 6 month(s).

            Pay in lieu of notice: No

            Notification to the public administration: No

            Notification to workers' representatives: No

            Remarks:
            • Exception as provided in sec. 30 EPA: “An employer who wishes to summarily dismiss an employee or to give notice terminating employment for reasons relating to the employee personally, shall inform the employee of this in advance. Information concerning termination shall be given at least two weeks in advance. Information concerning summary dismissal shall be given at least one week in advance. If the employee is a union member, the employer shall notify the local organisation of employees to which the employee belongs at the same time as notice is given to the employee. The employee and the local organisation of employees to which the employee belongs are entitled to consultations with the employer concerning the measure to which the information and the notice relate. This shall apply provided that such consultations are requested not more than one week after information or notice was given. Where such consultations have been requested, the employer may not give notice of termination or summarily dismiss the employee until the consultations have been concluded”. (available at: http://www.government.se/4ac87e/contentassets/b58069e2c0f24aa6be53d8932de85d86/sfs-198280-employment-protection-act)

            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. 8 EPA

            Notice period:
            Remarks:
            • Sec. 11 EPA:
              - The minimum notice period is 1 month.
              - The notice period shall be:
              * 2 months for tenure of at least 2 years but less than 4 years;
              * 3 months for tenure of at least 4 years but less than 6 years;
              * 4 months for tenure of at least 6 years but less than 8 years;
              * 5 months for tenure of at least 8 years but less than 10 years;
              * 6 months for tenure of at least 10 years.
              • tenure ≥ 6 months
                • 1 month(s).
              • tenure ≥ 9 months
                • 1 month(s).
              • tenure ≥ 2 years
                • 2 month(s).
              • tenure ≥ 4 years
                • 3 month(s).
              • tenure ≥ 5 years
                • 3 month(s).
              • tenure ≥ 10 years
                • 6 month(s).
              • tenure ≥ 20 years
                • 6 month(s).

              Pay in lieu of notice: No

              Notification to the public administration: No

              Notification to workers' representatives: No

              Remarks:
              • Exception as provided in sec. 30 EPA: workers' representatives must be notified when the employee is a union member. This obligation of notification applies both in case of a dismissal with notice and a summary dismissal.

              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. 8 EPA

              Notice period:
              Remarks:
              • Sec. 11 EPA:
                - The minimum notice period is 1 month.
                - The notice period shall be:
                * 2 months for tenure of at least 2 years but less than 4 years;
                * 3 months for tenure of at least 4 years but less than 6 years;
                * 4 months for tenure of at least 6 years but less than 8 years;
                * 5 months for tenure of at least 8 years but less than 10 years;
                * 6 months for tenure of at least 10 years.
                • tenure ≥ 6 months
                  • 1 month(s).
                • tenure ≥ 9 months
                  • 1 month(s).
                • tenure ≥ 2 years
                  • 2 month(s).
                • tenure ≥ 4 years
                  • 3 month(s).
                • tenure ≥ 5 years
                  • 3 month(s).
                • tenure ≥ 10 years
                  • 6 month(s).
                • tenure ≥ 20 years
                  • 6 month(s).

                Pay in lieu of notice: No

                Notification to the public administration: No

                Notification to workers' representatives: No

                Remarks:
                • Exception as provided in sec. 30 EPA: workers' representatives must be notified when the employee is a union member. This obligation of notification applies both in case of a dismissal with notice and a summary dismissal.

                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. 8 EPA

                Notice period:
                Remarks:
                • Sec. 11 EPA:
                  - The minimum notice period is 1 month.
                  - The notice period shall be:
                  * 2 months for tenure of at least 2 years but less than 4 years;
                  * 3 months for tenure of at least 4 years but less than 6 years;
                  * 4 months for tenure of at least 6 years but less than 8 years;
                  * 5 months for tenure of at least 8 years but less than 10 years;
                  * 6 months for tenure of at least 10 years.
                  • tenure ≥ 6 months
                    • 1 month(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 9 months
                    • 1 month(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 2 years
                    • 2 month(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 4 years
                    • 3 month(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 5 years
                    • 3 month(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 10 years
                    • 6 month(s).
                  • tenure ≥ 20 years
                    • 6 month(s).

                  Pay in lieu of notice: No

                  Notification to the public administration: No

                  Notification to workers' representatives: No

                  Remarks:
                  • Exception as provided in sec. 30 EPA: workers' representatives must be notified when the employee is a union member. This obligation of notification applies both in case of a dismissal with notice and a summary dismissal.

                  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. 8 EPA

                  Notice period:
                  Remarks:
                  • Sec. 11 EPA:
                    - The minimum notice period is 1 month.
                    - The notice period shall be:
                    * 2 months for tenure of at least 2 years but less than 4 years;
                    * 3 months for tenure of at least 4 years but less than 6 years;
                    * 4 months for tenure of at least 6 years but less than 8 years;
                    * 5 months for tenure of at least 8 years but less than 10 years;
                    * 6 months for tenure of at least 10 years.
                    • tenure ≥ 6 months
                      • 1 month(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 9 months
                      • 1 month(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 2 years
                      • 2 month(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 4 years
                      • 3 month(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 5 years
                      • 3 month(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 10 years
                      • 6 month(s).
                    • tenure ≥ 20 years
                      • 6 month(s).

                    Pay in lieu of notice: No

                    Notification to the public administration: No

                    Notification to workers' representatives: No

                    Remarks:
                    • Exception as provided in sec. 30 EPA: workers' representatives must be notified when the employee is a union member. This obligation of notification applies both in case of a dismissal with notice and a summary dismissal.

                    Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

                    Approval by workers' representatives: No