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Senegal - Procedural requirements for individual dismissals


Procedural requirements for individual dismissals - Senegal - 2019    

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Notification to the worker to be dismissed: written

Remarks:
  • Art. L50 LC

Notice period:
Remarks:
  • No specified duration in the Labour Code.
    However, art 23 of the Inter-occupational Collective Agreements establishes specific duration of the notice period according to the worker's category.
    For non-executive monthly paid workers,the notice period is 1 month.
    The duration of the notice period is 3 months for executives and similar workers. For blue collar-workers and permanent staff paid on a hourly, daily or weekly basis, notice period varies according to the worker's category and length of service, as follows:
    * Less than one year of service: 8 days (categories 1 to 4) / 15 days (categories 5 to 7)
    * From 1 to 5 years of service: 15 days (categories 1 to 4) / 15 days (categories 5 to 7)
    * More than 5 years: 1 month (categories 1 to 4) / 1 month (categories 5 to 7)
    • tenure ≥ 6 months
      • managerial and similar positions - 3 month(s).
      • monthly paid workers - 1 month(s).
      • hourly, daily, weekly paid blue-collar workers (categories 1 to 4) - 8 day(s).
      • hourly, daily, weekly paid blue-collar workers (categories 5 to 7) - 15 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 9 months
      • managerial and similar positions - 3 month(s).
      • monthly paid workers - 1 month(s).
      • hourly, daily, weekly paid blue-collar workers (categories 1 to 4) - 8 day(s).
      • hourly, daily, weekly paid blue-collar workers (categories 5 to 7) - 15 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 2 years
      • managerial and similar positions - 3 month(s).
      • monthly paid workers - 1 month(s).
      • hourly, daily, weekly paid blue-collar workers (categories 1 to 7) - 15 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 4 years
      • managerial and similar positions - 3 month(s).
      • monthly paid workers - 1 month(s).
      • hourly, daily, weekly paid blue-collar workers (categories 1 to 7) - 15 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 5 years
      • managerial and similar positions - 3 month(s).
      • monthly paid workers - 1 month(s).
      • hourly, daily, weekly paid blue-collar workers (categories 1 to 7) - 1 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 10 years
      • managerial and similar positions - 3 month(s).
      • monthly paid workers - 1 month(s).
      • hourly, daily, weekly paid blue-collar workers (categories 1 to 7) - 1 month(s).
    • tenure ≥ 20 years
      • managerial and similar positions - 3 month(s).
      • monthly paid workers - 1 month(s).
      • hourly, daily, weekly paid blue-collar workers (categories 1 to 7) - 1 month(s).

    Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

    Remarks:
    • Art. L53 LC

    Notification to the public administration: No

    Remarks:
    • Except in case of an individual dismissal based on economic grounds (art. L60 to L62 LC) and any dismissal of a workers' representative (art. L214 LC).

    Notification to workers' representatives: No

    Remarks:
    • Except in case of an individual dismissal based on economic grounds: art. L60 and 62 LC.

    Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

    Remarks:
    • However, approval is mandatory prior to the dismissal of a workers' representative: art. L214 LC.

    Approval by workers' representatives: No