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Antigua and Barbuda - Procedural requirements for individual dismissals


Procedural requirements for individual dismissals - Antigua and Barbuda - 2018    

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Notification to the worker to be dismissed: no specific form required

Remarks:
  • The LC does not specify whether the employer's notice of termination shall be written or not (see. sec. C9 LC).
    The employer is however required to furnish a written statement indicating the precise reason for the termination, upon a request by the employee within seven days of termination or notice thereof (sec. C10 LC as amended by sec. 8 LCA).

Notice period:
Remarks:
  • See sec. C9(3) LC.
    - The period of said advance notice shall be at least equivalent to the interval of time between the affected employee's paydays. It shall not exceed 30 days unless a longer notice period is stipulated in an employment contract.
    - With respect to an employee serving a probation period, an employer must give at least 24 hours advance notice of his intention to terminate that person's employment.
    • tenure ≥ 6 months
      • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 9 months
      • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 2 years
      • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 4 years
      • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 5 years
      • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 10 years
      • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 20 years
      • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).

    Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

    Remarks:
    • See sec. C9(4) LC.

    Notification to the public administration: No

    Notification to workers' representatives: No

    Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

    Approval by workers' representatives: No