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Ghana - Procedural requirements for individual dismissals


Procedural requirements for individual dismissals - Ghana - 2013    

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Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

Remarks:
  • Art. 17(3) LA: Notice of termination must be in writing.

Notice period:
Remarks:
  • Art. 17 (1), (2) LA:
    * The notice period varies according to the length of the contract as follows:
    - 1 month's notice (or pay in lieu of notice) in the case of a contract of 3 years or more;
    - 2 weeks' notice (or pay in lieu of notice) in the case of a contract of less than 3 years;
    - 7 days' notice (or pay in lieu of notice) in the case of a contract from week to week.
    * A contract of employment determinable at the will of the party may be terminated at the close of anyday without notice.

    Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

    Remarks:
    • Art. 17 (1) and 18 (4) LA.

    Notification to the public administration: No

    Notification to workers' representatives: No

    Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

    Approval by workers' representatives: No