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Yemen - Procedural requirements for individual dismissals


Procedural requirements for individual dismissals - Yemen - 2013    

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

Remarks:
  • No specific form of notice required in Art. 38 LC. This provision only stipulates that "a party wishing to terminate the contract shall give the other party prior notice of termination".

Notice period:
Remarks:
  • The length of the notice period to be observed by either party is not set according to the length of service but according to the pay period, as follows:
    - 30 days for workers with monthly wages;
    - 15 days for workers with half-monthly wages,
    - one week for workers working on the basis of production or piece work, or hourly or daily or weekly rates (art. 38(3) LC).
    • tenure ≥ 6 months
      • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
      • hourly, daily or weekly paid workers - 1 week(s).
      • fortnightly paid workers - 15 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 9 months
      • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
      • hourly, daily or weekly paid workers - 1 week(s).
      • fortnightly paid workers - 15 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 2 years
      • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
      • hourly, daily or weekly paid workers - 1 week(s).
      • fortnightly paid workers - 15 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 4 years
      • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
      • hourly, daily or weekly paid workers - 1 week(s).
      • fortnightly paid workers - 15 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 5 years
      • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
      • hourly, daily or weekly paid workers - 1 week(s).
      • fortnightly paid workers - 15 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 10 years
      • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
      • hourly, daily or weekly paid workers - 1 week(s).
      • fortnightly paid workers - 15 day(s).
    • tenure ≥ 20 years
      • monthly paid workers - 30 day(s).
      • hourly, daily or weekly paid workers - 1 week(s).
      • fortnightly paid workers - 15 day(s).

    Pay in lieu of notice: Yes

    Remarks:
    • Art. 38(1) LC.

    Notification to the public administration: No

    Remarks:
    • No mandatory notification. However, art. 38(2) LC stipulates that "if either party refuses to receive notice of termination of the contract, the notice may be deposited with the Ministry or one of its offices".

    Notification to workers' representatives: No

    Approval by public administration or judicial bodies: No

    Approval by workers' representatives: No