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Zambie - Conditions de forme / procédure du licenciement individuel


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Forme de la notification du licenciement au travailleur: aucune forme particulière requise

Délai de préavis:
    • ancienneté ≥ 6 mois
      • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
      • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
    • ancienneté ≥ 9 mois
      • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
      • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
    • ancienneté ≥ 2 ans
      • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
      • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
    • ancienneté ≥ 4 ans
      • licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
      • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
    • ancienneté ≥ 5 ans
      • licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
      • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
    • ancienneté ≥ 10 ans
      • licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
      • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
    • ancienneté ≥ 20 ans
      • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
      • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).

    Indemnité compensatrice de préavis: Oui

    Notification à l'administration publique: Non

    Notification aux représentants des travailleurs: Non

    Autorisation de l'administration publique ou d'un organe judiciaire: Non

    Accord des représentants des travailleurs: Non

    Notes / Remarques
    - This section deals with individual terminations of oral contracts.
    Termination of written contracts is regulated by sec. 36 EA which reads as follows: "(1) A written contract of service shall be terminated
    (a) by the expiry of the term for which it is expressed to be made; or
    (b) by the death of the employee before such expiry; or
    (c) in any other manner in which a contract of service may be lawfully terminated or deemed to be terminated whether under the provisions of this Act or otherwise except that where the termination is at the initiative of the employer, the employer shall give reasons to the employee for the termination of that employee’s employment.
    (2) Where owing to sickness or accident an employee is unable to fulfill a written contract of service, the contract may be terminated on the report of a registered medical practitioner.
    (3) The contract of service of an employee shall not be terminated unless there is a valid reason for the termination connected with the capacity, conduct of the employee or based on the operational requirements of the undertaking.
    (4) Reasons that are not valid for termination of contracts include
    (a) union membership or participation in union activities outside working hours or, with the consent of the employer, within working hours;
    (b) seeking office as, acting or having acted in the capacity of, an employee’s representatives;
    (c) the filing of a complaint, the participation in proceedings against an employer involving alleged violation of laws or recourse to administrative authorities;
    (d) race, colour, sex, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, religion, political opinion or affiliation, ethnicity, tribal affiliation or social status of the employee; or
    (e)absence from work during leave or a rest period in accordance with a written law. "

    No further information is given as to termination of a written contract.
    - Individual terminations for reason of redundancy are dealt with under the section on collective dismissals.

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    Forme de la notification du licenciement au travailleur: aucune forme particulière requise

    Délai de préavis:
      • ancienneté ≥ 6 mois
        • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
        • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
      • ancienneté ≥ 9 mois
        • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
        • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
      • ancienneté ≥ 2 ans
        • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
        • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
      • ancienneté ≥ 4 ans
        • licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
        • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
      • ancienneté ≥ 5 ans
        • licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
        • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
      • ancienneté ≥ 10 ans
        • licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
        • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
      • ancienneté ≥ 20 ans
        • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
        • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).

      Indemnité compensatrice de préavis: Oui

      Notification à l'administration publique: Non

      Notification aux représentants des travailleurs: Non

      Autorisation de l'administration publique ou d'un organe judiciaire: Non

      Accord des représentants des travailleurs: Non

      Notes / Remarques
      - This section deals with individual terminations of oral contracts.
      Termination of written contracts is regulated by sec. 36 EA which reads as follows: "(1) A written contract of service shall be terminated
      (a) by the expiry of the term for which it is expressed to be made; or
      (b) by the death of the employee before such expiry; or
      (c) in any other manner in which a contract of service may be lawfully terminated or deemed to be terminated whether under the provisions of this Act or otherwise except that where the termination is at the initiative of the employer, the employer shall give reasons to the employee for the termination of that employee’s employment.
      (2) Where owing to sickness or accident an employee is unable to fulfill a written contract of service, the contract may be terminated on the report of a registered medical practitioner.
      (3) The contract of service of an employee shall not be terminated unless there is a valid reason for the termination connected with the capacity, conduct of the employee or based on the operational requirements of the undertaking.
      (4) Reasons that are not valid for termination of contracts include
      (a) union membership or participation in union activities outside working hours or, with the consent of the employer, within working hours;
      (b) seeking office as, acting or having acted in the capacity of, an employee’s representatives;
      (c) the filing of a complaint, the participation in proceedings against an employer involving alleged violation of laws or recourse to administrative authorities;
      (d) race, colour, sex, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, religion, political opinion or affiliation, ethnicity, tribal affiliation or social status of the employee; or
      (e)absence from work during leave or a rest period in accordance with a written law. "

      No further information is given as to termination of a written contract.
      - Individual terminations for reason of redundancy are dealt with under the section on collective dismissals.

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      Forme de la notification du licenciement au travailleur: aucune forme particulière requise

      Délai de préavis:
        • ancienneté ≥ 6 mois
          • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
          • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
        • ancienneté ≥ 9 mois
          • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
          • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
        • ancienneté ≥ 2 ans
          • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
          • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
        • ancienneté ≥ 4 ans
          • licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
          • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
        • ancienneté ≥ 5 ans
          • licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
          • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
        • ancienneté ≥ 10 ans
          • licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
          • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
        • ancienneté ≥ 20 ans
          • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
          • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).

        Indemnité compensatrice de préavis: Oui

        Notification à l'administration publique: Non

        Notification aux représentants des travailleurs: Non

        Autorisation de l'administration publique ou d'un organe judiciaire: Non

        Accord des représentants des travailleurs: Non

        Notes / Remarques
        - This section deals with individual terminations of oral contracts.
        Termination of written contracts is regulated by sec. 36 EA which reads as follows: "(1) A written contract of service shall be terminated
        (a) by the expiry of the term for which it is expressed to be made; or
        (b) by the death of the employee before such expiry; or
        (c) in any other manner in which a contract of service may be lawfully terminated or deemed to be terminated whether under the provisions of this Act or otherwise except that where the termination is at the initiative of the employer, the employer shall give reasons to the employee for the termination of that employee’s employment.
        (2) Where owing to sickness or accident an employee is unable to fulfill a written contract of service, the contract may be terminated on the report of a registered medical practitioner.
        (3) The contract of service of an employee shall not be terminated unless there is a valid reason for the termination connected with the capacity, conduct of the employee or based on the operational requirements of the undertaking.
        (4) Reasons that are not valid for termination of contracts include
        (a) union membership or participation in union activities outside working hours or, with the consent of the employer, within working hours;
        (b) seeking office as, acting or having acted in the capacity of, an employee’s representatives;
        (c) the filing of a complaint, the participation in proceedings against an employer involving alleged violation of laws or recourse to administrative authorities;
        (d) race, colour, sex, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, religion, political opinion or affiliation, ethnicity, tribal affiliation or social status of the employee; or
        (e)absence from work during leave or a rest period in accordance with a written law. "

        No further information is given as to termination of a written contract.
        - Individual terminations for reason of redundancy are dealt with under the section on collective dismissals.

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        Forme de la notification du licenciement au travailleur: aucune forme particulière requise

        Délai de préavis:
          • ancienneté ≥ 6 mois
            • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
            • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
          • ancienneté ≥ 9 mois
            • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
            • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
          • ancienneté ≥ 2 ans
            • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
            • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
          • ancienneté ≥ 4 ans
            • licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
            • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
          • ancienneté ≥ 5 ans
            • licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
            • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
          • ancienneté ≥ 10 ans
            • licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
            • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
          • ancienneté ≥ 20 ans
            • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
            • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).

          Indemnité compensatrice de préavis: Oui

          Notification à l'administration publique: Non

          Notification aux représentants des travailleurs: Non

          Autorisation de l'administration publique ou d'un organe judiciaire: Non

          Accord des représentants des travailleurs: Non

          Notes / Remarques
          - This section deals with individual terminations of oral contracts.
          Termination of written contracts is regulated by sec. 36 EA which reads as follows: "(1) A written contract of service shall be terminated
          (a) by the expiry of the term for which it is expressed to be made; or
          (b) by the death of the employee before such expiry; or
          (c) in any other manner in which a contract of service may be lawfully terminated or deemed to be terminated whether under the provisions of this Act or otherwise except that where the termination is at the initiative of the employer, the employer shall give reasons to the employee for the termination of that employee’s employment.
          (2) Where owing to sickness or accident an employee is unable to fulfill a written contract of service, the contract may be terminated on the report of a registered medical practitioner.
          (3) The contract of service of an employee shall not be terminated unless there is a valid reason for the termination connected with the capacity, conduct of the employee or based on the operational requirements of the undertaking.
          (4) Reasons that are not valid for termination of contracts include
          (a) union membership or participation in union activities outside working hours or, with the consent of the employer, within working hours;
          (b) seeking office as, acting or having acted in the capacity of, an employee’s representatives;
          (c) the filing of a complaint, the participation in proceedings against an employer involving alleged violation of laws or recourse to administrative authorities;
          (d) race, colour, sex, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, religion, political opinion or affiliation, ethnicity, tribal affiliation or social status of the employee; or
          (e)absence from work during leave or a rest period in accordance with a written law. "
          No further information is given as to termination of a written contract.
          - Individual terminations for reason of redundancy are dealt with under the section on collective dismissals.

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          Forme de la notification du licenciement au travailleur: aucune forme particulière requise

          Délai de préavis:
            • ancienneté ≥ 6 mois
              • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
              • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
            • ancienneté ≥ 9 mois
              • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
              • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
            • ancienneté ≥ 2 ans
              • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
              • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
            • ancienneté ≥ 4 ans
              • licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
              • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
            • ancienneté ≥ 5 ans
              • licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
              • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
            • ancienneté ≥ 10 ans
              • licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
              • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
            • ancienneté ≥ 20 ans
              • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
              • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).

            Indemnité compensatrice de préavis: Oui

            Notification à l'administration publique: Non

            Notification aux représentants des travailleurs: Non

            Autorisation de l'administration publique ou d'un organe judiciaire: Non

            Accord des représentants des travailleurs: Non

            Notes / Remarques
            - This section deals with individual terminations of oral contracts.
            Termination of written contracts is regulated by sec. 36 EA which reads as follows: "(1) A written contract of service shall be terminated
            (a) by the expiry of the term for which it is expressed to be made; or
            (b) by the death of the employee before such expiry; or
            (c) in any other manner in which a contract of service may be lawfully terminated or deemed to be terminated whether under the provisions of this Act or otherwise.

            (2) Where owing to sickness or accident an employee is unable to fulfill a written contract of service, the contract may be terminated on the report of a registered medical practitioner."
            No further information is given as to termination of a written contract.
            - Individual terminations for reason of redundancy are dealt with under the section on collective dismissals.

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            Forme de la notification du licenciement au travailleur: aucune forme particulière requise

            Délai de préavis:
              • ancienneté ≥ 6 mois
                • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
              • ancienneté ≥ 9 mois
                • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
              • ancienneté ≥ 2 ans
                • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
              • ancienneté ≥ 4 ans
                • licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
                • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
              • ancienneté ≥ 5 ans
                • licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
                • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
              • ancienneté ≥ 10 ans
                • licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
                • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
              • ancienneté ≥ 20 ans
                • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).

              Indemnité compensatrice de préavis: Oui

              Notification à l'administration publique: Non

              Notification aux représentants des travailleurs: Non

              Autorisation de l'administration publique ou d'un organe judiciaire: Non

              Accord des représentants des travailleurs: Non

              Notes / Remarques
              - This section deals with individual terminations of oral contracts.
              Termination of written contracts is regulated by sec. 36 EA which reads as follows: "(1) A written contract of service shall be terminated
              (a) by the expiry of the term for which it is expressed to be made; or
              (b) by the death of the employee before such expiry; or
              (c) in any other manner in which a contract of service may be lawfully terminated or deemed to be terminated whether under the provisions of this Act or otherwise.

              (2) Where owing to sickness or accident an employee is unable to fulfill a written contract of service, the contract may be terminated on the report of a registered medical practitioner."
              No further information is given as to termination of a written contract.
              - Individual terminations for reason of redundancy are dealt with under the section on collective dismissals.

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              Forme de la notification du licenciement au travailleur: aucune forme particulière requise

              Délai de préavis:
                • ancienneté ≥ 6 mois
                  • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                  • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
                • ancienneté ≥ 9 mois
                  • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                  • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
                • ancienneté ≥ 2 ans
                  • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                  • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
                • ancienneté ≥ 4 ans
                  • licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
                  • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                • ancienneté ≥ 5 ans
                  • licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
                  • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                • ancienneté ≥ 10 ans
                  • licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
                  • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                • ancienneté ≥ 20 ans
                  • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                  • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).

                Indemnité compensatrice de préavis: Oui

                Notification à l'administration publique: Non

                Notification aux représentants des travailleurs: Non

                Autorisation de l'administration publique ou d'un organe judiciaire: Non

                Accord des représentants des travailleurs: Non

                Notes / Remarques
                - This section deals with individual terminations of oral contracts.
                Termination of written contracts is regulated by sec. 36 EA which reads as follows: "(1) A written contract of service shall be terminated
                (a) by the expiry of the term for which it is expressed to be made; or
                (b) by the death of the employee before such expiry; or
                (c) in any other manner in which a contract of service may be lawfully terminated or deemed to be terminated whether under the provisions of this Act or otherwise.

                (2) Where owing to sickness or accident an employee is unable to fulfill a written contract of service, the contract may be terminated on the report of a registered medical practitioner."
                No further information is given as to termination of a written contract.
                - Individual terminations for reason of redundancy are dealt with under the section on collective dismissals.

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                Forme de la notification du licenciement au travailleur: aucune forme particulière requise

                Délai de préavis:
                  • ancienneté ≥ 6 mois
                    • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                    • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
                  • ancienneté ≥ 9 mois
                    • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                    • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
                  • ancienneté ≥ 2 ans
                    • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                    • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
                  • ancienneté ≥ 4 ans
                    • licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
                    • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                  • ancienneté ≥ 5 ans
                    • licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
                    • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                  • ancienneté ≥ 10 ans
                    • licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
                    • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                  • ancienneté ≥ 20 ans
                    • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                    • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).

                  Indemnité compensatrice de préavis: Oui

                  Notification à l'administration publique: Non

                  Notification aux représentants des travailleurs: Non

                  Autorisation de l'administration publique ou d'un organe judiciaire: Non

                  Accord des représentants des travailleurs: Non

                  Notes / Remarques
                  - This section deals with individual terminations of oral contracts.
                  Termination of written contracts is regulated by sec. 36 EA which reads as follows: "(1) A written contract of service shall be terminated
                  (a) by the expiry of the term for which it is expressed to be made; or
                  (b) by the death of the employee before such expiry; or
                  (c) in any other manner in which a contract of service may be lawfully terminated or deemed to be terminated whether under the provisions of this Act or otherwise.

                  (2) Where owing to sickness or accident an employee is unable to fulfill a written contract of service, the contract may be terminated on the report of a registered medical practitioner."
                  No further information is given as to termination of a written contract.
                  - Individual terminations for reason of redundancy are dealt with under the section on collective dismissals.

                  + show references

                  Forme de la notification du licenciement au travailleur: aucune forme particulière requise

                  Délai de préavis:
                    • ancienneté ≥ 6 mois
                      • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                      • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
                    • ancienneté ≥ 9 mois
                      • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                      • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
                    • ancienneté ≥ 2 ans
                      • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                      • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
                    • ancienneté ≥ 4 ans
                      • licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
                      • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                    • ancienneté ≥ 5 ans
                      • licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
                      • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                    • ancienneté ≥ 10 ans
                      • licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
                      • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                    • ancienneté ≥ 20 ans
                      • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                      • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).

                    Indemnité compensatrice de préavis: Oui

                    Notification à l'administration publique: Non

                    Notification aux représentants des travailleurs: Non

                    Autorisation de l'administration publique ou d'un organe judiciaire: Non

                    Accord des représentants des travailleurs: Non

                    Notes / Remarques
                    - This section deals with individual terminations of oral contracts.
                    Termination of written contracts is regulated by sec. 36 EA which reads as follows: "(1) A written contract of service shall be terminated
                    (a) by the expiry of the term for which it is expressed to be made; or
                    (b) by the death of the employee before such expiry; or
                    (c) in any other manner in which a contract of service may be lawfully terminated or deemed to be terminated whether under the provisions of this Act or otherwise.

                    (2) Where owing to sickness or accident an employee is unable to fulfill a written contract of service, the contract may be terminated on the report of a registered medical practitioner."
                    No further information is given as to termination of a written contract.
                    - Individual terminations for reason of redundancy are dealt with under the section on collective dismissals.

                    + show references

                    Forme de la notification du licenciement au travailleur: aucune forme particulière requise

                    Délai de préavis:
                      • ancienneté ≥ 6 mois
                        • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                        • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
                      • ancienneté ≥ 9 mois
                        • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                        • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
                      • ancienneté ≥ 2 ans
                        • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                        • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
                      • ancienneté ≥ 4 ans
                        • licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
                        • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                      • ancienneté ≥ 5 ans
                        • licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
                        • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                      • ancienneté ≥ 10 ans
                        • licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
                        • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                      • ancienneté ≥ 20 ans
                        • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                        • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).

                      Indemnité compensatrice de préavis: Oui

                      Notification à l'administration publique: Non

                      Notification aux représentants des travailleurs: Non

                      Autorisation de l'administration publique ou d'un organe judiciaire: Non

                      Accord des représentants des travailleurs: Non

                      Notes / Remarques
                      - This section deals with individual terminations of oral contracts.
                      Termination of written contracts is regulated by sec. 36 EA which reads as follows: "(1) A written contract of service shall be terminated
                      (a) by the expiry of the term for which it is expressed to be made; or
                      (b) by the death of the employee before such expiry; or
                      (c) in any other manner in which a contract of service may be lawfully terminated or deemed to be terminated whether under the provisions of this Act or otherwise.

                      (2) Where owing to sickness or accident an employee is unable to fulfill a written contract of service, the contract may be terminated on the report of a registered medical practitioner."
                      No further information is given as to termination of a written contract.
                      - Individual terminations for reason of redundancy are dealt with under the section on collective dismissals.

                      + show references

                      Forme de la notification du licenciement au travailleur: aucune forme particulière requise

                      Délai de préavis:
                        • ancienneté ≥ 6 mois
                          • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                          • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
                        • ancienneté ≥ 9 mois
                          • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                          • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
                        • ancienneté ≥ 2 ans
                          • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                          • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
                        • ancienneté ≥ 4 ans
                          • licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
                          • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                        • ancienneté ≥ 5 ans
                          • licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
                          • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                        • ancienneté ≥ 10 ans
                          • licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).
                          • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                        • ancienneté ≥ 20 ans
                          • licenciement économique - 1 mois.
                          • contrat oral ≥ 1 semaine - licenciement pour motif non non économique - 30 jour(s).

                        Indemnité compensatrice de préavis: Oui

                        Notification à l'administration publique: Non

                        Notification aux représentants des travailleurs: Non

                        Autorisation de l'administration publique ou d'un organe judiciaire: Non

                        Accord des représentants des travailleurs: Non

                        Notes / Remarques
                        - This section deals with individual terminations of oral contracts.
                        Termination of written contracts is regulated by sec. 36 EA which reads as follows: "(1) A written contract of service shall be terminated
                        (a) by the expiry of the term for which it is expressed to be made; or
                        (b) by the death of the employee before such expiry; or
                        (c) in any other manner in which a contract of service may be lawfully terminated or deemed to be terminated whether under the provisions of this Act or otherwise.

                        (2) Where owing to sickness or accident an employee is unable to fulfill a written contract of service, the contract may be terminated on the report of a registered medical practitioner."
                        No further information is given as to termination of a written contract.
                        - Individual terminations for reason of redundancy are dealt with under the section on collective dismissals.