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Gabon - Procedural requirements for individual dismissals


Procedural requirements for individual dismissals - Gabon - 2019    

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Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

Remarks:
  • Art. 51 LC, as amended in 2010 by Order No. 018/PR/2010: written notification to attend an oral interview.
    Art. 53 LC: dismissal letter.

Notice period:
Remarks:
  • According to art. 65 LC, the statutory minimum notice period varies according to the length of service, as follows:
    - up to 1 year of service: 15 days;
    - from 1 to 3 years of service: 1 month;
    - from 3 to 5 years of service: 2 months;
    - from 5 to 10 years of service: 3 months;
    - from 10 to 15 years of service: 4 months;
    - from 15 to 20 years of service: 5 months;
    - from 20 to 30 years of service: 6 months.
    Above 30 years, an increase of 10 days per year of length of service is granted.
    • tenure ≥ 6 months
      • 15 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 9 months
      • 15 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 2 years
      • 1 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 4 years
      • 2 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 5 years
      • 3 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 10 years
      • 4 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 20 years
      • 6 month(s).

    Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

    Remarks:
    • Art. 69 LC.

    Notification to the public administration: No

    Remarks:
    • Except for any:
      * Individual dismissal based on economic grounds: Art. 56 LC;
      * Dismissal of a pregnant woman and women on maternity leave: Art. 170 LC;
      * Dismissal of a workers' representative: Art. 294 LC.

    Notification to workers' representatives: No

    Remarks:
    • However, such notification is mandatory in case of any individual dismissal based on economic grounds: Art. 59 LC.

    Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

    Remarks:
    • However, approval by the administration is required for any:
      * Individual dismissal based on economic grounds: Art. 56 LC;
      * Dismissal of a pregnant woman and women on maternity leave: Art. 170 LC;
      * Dismissal of a workers' representative: Art. 294 LC.

    Approval by workers' representatives: No