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Denmark - Procedural requirements for individual dismissals


Procedural requirements for individual dismissals - Denmark - 2017    

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Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

Remarks:
  • Sec. 2 (7) ESEA.

Notice period:
Remarks:
  • Sec. 2 (2) ESEA. The notice period shall be:
    * 1 month during the first 6 months' employment;
    * 3 months after 6 months' employment
    * increased by one month for every three years of service, subject to a maximum of 6 months.
    • tenure ≥ 6 months
      • white-collar workers - 3 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 9 months
      • white-collar workers - 3 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 2 years
      • white-collar workers - 3 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 4 years
      • white-collar workers - 3 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 5 years
      • white-collar workers - 4 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 10 years
      • white-collar workers - 6 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 20 years
      • white-collar workers - 6 month(s).

    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
    With regards to blue-collar workers, the notice period is not provided in the law but in individual or collective agreements.