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Iran, Islamic Republic of - Procedural requirements for individual dismissals


Procedural requirements for individual dismissals - Iran, Islamic Republic of - 2010    

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Notification to the worker to be dismissed: no specific form required

Remarks:
  • No specific form prescribed in the LC.
    Note however that termination of employment for continued violations of disciplinary rules requires previous written warnings (sec. 27 LC).

Notice period:
Remarks:
  • No statutory notice period to be observed.

    Pay in lieu of notice: No

    Notification to the public administration: No

    Remarks:
    • However, notification to the Ministry of Labour is compulsory in the event of a dismissal of a foreign worker, see sec. 125 LC:
      "Sec. 125. Where, whatever the circumstances, an employment relationship between a foreign citizen and an employer is terminated, the employer shall notify the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs thereof within 15 days. The foreign citizen shall surrender his work permit to the said Ministry against a receipt within 15 days. If necessary, the Ministry shall request the appropriate authorities to expel the foreign citizen from the country."

    Notification to workers' representatives: Yes

    Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

    Remarks:
    • No general obligation to obtain the prior approval of the administration.
      However, the dismissal of an employee on the ground of continuous violations of the disciplinary rules or for negligence in performing his/her duties requires the assenting opinion of the Board of Inquiry and in units not covered by the Islamic Labour Council Act, or where no Islamic Labour Council or Guild Society has been set up or where there is no workers' representative.
      Note that Islamic Labour Council must be established in workplaces engaged in production, industries, agriculture and services having over 35 permanent employees.
      "The Board of Inquiry is composed of:
      * (1) one representative of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs;
      * (2) one representative of the workers to be selected and appointed by the Provincial Coordination Council of the Islamic Labour Councils;
      * (3) one representative of the managers of industries, to be selected by the Provincial Centre of Employers' Guild Societies. (sec. 158 LC)"
      Therefore, in cases where disciplinary dismissals are subject to the approval of the Board of Inquiry, the administration plays a role in authorizing the dismissal through the participation of one representative of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in the Board.

    Approval by workers' representatives: Yes

    Remarks:
    • Termination on the ground of continued violations of disciplinary rules ground or for negligent performance requires the agreement of the Islamic Labour Council or the Guild Society. In units not covered by the Islamic Labour Council Act, or where no Islamic Labour Council or Guild Society has been set up or where there is no workers' representative, the termination of an employment contract shall be subject to the agreement of the Board of Inquiry (sec. 27 LC)
      Note that Islamic Labour Councils must be established in workplaces engaged in production, industries, agriculture and services having more than 35 permanent employees.