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Morocco - Procedural requirements for individual dismissals


Procedural requirements for individual dismissals - Morocco - 2019    

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Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

Remarks:
  • * Disciplinary dismissal, mandatory procedural requirements:
    Prior oral interview with possible representation by a workers' representative followed by a written decision: Art. 62 and 63 LC
    *Art. 44 LC applicable to any dismissal.

Notice period:
Remarks:
  • Art. 1 of the Decree n°2-04-469 of 29 December 2004 : notice period varies according to the category of workers and the length of service as follows:
    1) For white collars and blue collars
    - less than one year of service: 8 days;
    - 1 to 5 years of service: 1 month:
    - more than 5 years of service: 2 months.

    2) For managerial and similar positions:
    - less than one year of service: 1 month;
    - 1 to 5 years of service: 2 months;
    - more than 5 years: 3 months.
    • tenure ≥ 6 months
      • managerial and similar positions - 1 month(s).
      • white-collars and blue-collars - 8 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 9 months
      • managerial and similar positions - 1 month(s).
      • white-collars and blue-collars - 8 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 1 year
      • managerial and similar positions - 2 month(s).
      • white-collars and blue-collars - 1 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 2 years
      • managerial and similar positions - 2 month(s).
      • white-collars and blue-collars - 1 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 4 years
      • managerial and similar positions - 2 month(s).
      • white-collars and blue-collars - 1 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 5 years
      • managerial and similar positions - 2 month(s).
      • white-collars and blue-collars - 1 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 10 years
      • managerial and similar positions - 3 month(s).
      • white-collars and blue-collars - 2 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 20 years
      • managerial and similar positions - 3 month(s).
      • white-collars and blue-collars - 2 month(s).

    Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

    Remarks:
    • Art. 51 LC

    Notification to the public administration: Yes

    Remarks:
    • Disciplinary dismissals: Art. 64 LC.
      Individual economic dismissals: Art. 67 LC.

    Notification to workers' representatives: No

    Remarks:
    • Except in case of an individual economic dismissal: Art. 66 LC.

    Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

    Remarks:
    • Except in case of individual dismissal on economic grounds (Art. 67 LC) and dismissal of worker's representatives (Art. 457 LC).

    Approval by workers' representatives: No