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Saint Lucia - Procedural requirements for individual dismissals


Procedural requirements for individual dismissals - Saint Lucia - 2011    

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

Remarks:
  • The form of the notice of termination to be given to the employee is not specified in the CSA.

Notice period:
Remarks:
  • In the event of a contract of employment for an indefinite period, which is any contract of more than twelve continuous weeks, the period of notice to be given by an employer to an employee shall be not less than (sec. 6(1) and 6(3) CSA):
    - one week's notice, if the period of continuous employment is more than twelve weeks but less than two years;
    - two weeks' notice, if the period of continuous employment is two years or more but less than five years;
    - four weeks' notice, if the period of continuous employment is five years or more but less than ten years; and
    - six weeks' notice, if the continuous period of employment is more than ten years.
    • tenure ≥ 6 months
      • 1 week(s).
    • tenure ≥ 9 months
      • 1 week(s).
    • tenure ≥ 2 years
      • 2 week(s).
    • tenure ≥ 4 years
      • 2 week(s).
    • tenure ≥ 5 years
      • 4 week(s).
    • tenure ≥ 10 years
      • 6 week(s).
    • tenure ≥ 20 years
      • 6 week(s).

    Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

    Remarks:
    • Sec. 6(5) CSA.

    Notification to the public administration: No

    Notification to workers' representatives: No

    Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

    Approval by workers' representatives: No