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Ethiopia - Procedural requirements for individual dismissals


Procedural requirements for individual dismissals - Ethiopia - 2013    

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Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

Remarks:
  • Art. 34 (1) LP.

Notice period:
Remarks:
  • Art. 35 1) LP:
    The notice period varies according to the length of service or the ground for dismissal, as follows:
    - 1 month if the length of service does not exceed 1 year;
    - 2 months if the length of service is between 1 and 9 years;
    - 3 months if the length of service exceeds 9 years;
    OR:
    - 2 months when the contract is terminated due to reduction of the workforce.

    Note: The notice period for terminating a fixed-term contract shall be agreed upon by the parties (art. 35 2) LP).
    • tenure ≥ 6 months
      • non economic dismissal - 1 month(s).
      • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 9 months
      • non economic dismissal - 1 month(s).
      • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 2 years
      • non economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
      • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 4 years
      • non economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
      • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 5 years
      • non economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
      • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 10 years
      • non economic dismissal - 3 month(s).
      • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 20 years
      • non economic dismissal - 3 month(s).
      • economic dismissal - 2 month(s).

    Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

    Remarks:
    • See art. 44 (under the section concerning "Effects of the unlawful termination of contract of employment): non-compliance by the employer with the notice requirements shall only result in the payment by the employer of wages in lieu of the notice period.

    Notification to the public administration: No

    Notification to workers' representatives: No

    Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

    Approval by workers' representatives: No