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France - Procedural requirements for individual dismissals


Procedural requirements for individual dismissals - France - 2012    

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Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

Remarks:
  • Letter of notification: art. 1232-6 LC.
    (Mandatory oral interview prior to written notification with possible representation by an adviser: art. L 1232-2 LC.)

Notice period:
Remarks:
  • According to art. L 1234-1 of the LC, the minimum mandatory notice period (excl. in cases of serious misconduct) is the following:
    *1 month for tenure of more than 6 months and less than 2 years.
    *2 months for at least 2 year-tenure.
    *For tenure of less than 6 months, the notice period is to be defined by law, collective agreements or customs of the trade.

    Note: In case of force majeure, no obligation to respect the notice period : art. L 1234-12 LC
    • tenure ≥ 6 months
      • 1 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 9 months
      • 1 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 2 years
      • 2 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 4 years
      • 2 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 5 years
      • 2 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 10 years
      • 2 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 20 years
      • 2 month(s).

    Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

    Remarks:
    • Art. 1234-5 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