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Sweden - Procedural requirements for individual dismissals


Procedural requirements for individual dismissals - Sweden - 2012    

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Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

Remarks:
  • Sec. 8 EPA

Notice period:
Remarks:
  • Sec. 11 EPA:
    - The minimum notice period is 1 month.
    - The notice period shall be:
    * 2 months for tenure of at least 2 years but less than 4 years;
    * 3 months for tenure of at least 4 years but less than 6 years;
    * 4 months for tenure of at least 6 years but less than 8 years;
    * 5 months for tenure of at least 8 years but less than 10 years;
    * 6 months for tenure of at least 10 years.
    • tenure ≥ 6 months
      • 1 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 9 months
      • 1 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 2 years
      • 2 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 4 years
      • 3 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 5 years
      • 3 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 10 years
      • 6 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 20 years
      • 6 month(s).

    Pay in lieu of notice: No

    Notification to the public administration: No

    Notification to workers' representatives: No

    Remarks:
    • Exception as provided in sec. 30 EPA: workers' representatives must be notified when the employee is a union member. This obligation of notification applies both in case of a dismissal with notice and a summary dismissal.

    Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

    Approval by workers' representatives: No