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Namibia - Procedural requirements for individual dismissals


Procedural requirements for individual dismissals - Namibia - 2013    

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Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

Remarks:
  • Sec. 30(3) LA.

Notice period:
Remarks:
  • Sec. 30(1) LA set forth statutory minimum notice periods according to the employee's length of service, as follow:
    - one day, if the employee has been employed for four weeks or less;
    - one week, if the employee has been employed for more than four weeks but not more than one year;
    - one month, if the employee has been employed for more than one year.

    An employer and an employee may agree to a longer notice period provided that it is of equal duration for both parties (sec. 30(2) LA)
    • tenure ≥ 6 months
      • 1 week(s).
    • tenure ≥ 9 months
      • 1 week(s).
    • tenure ≥ 2 years
      • 1 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 4 years
      • 1 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 5 years
      • 1 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 10 years
      • 1 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 20 years
      • 1 month(s).

    Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

    Remarks:
    • Sec. 31 LA.

    Notification to the public administration: No

    Remarks:
    • Except in the event of redundancy (see under"Collective dismissals for economic reasons"): art. 34 LA.

    Notification to workers' representatives: No

    Remarks:
    • Except in the event of redundancy (see under"Collective dismissals for economic reasons"): art. 34 LA.

    Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

    Approval by workers' representatives: No