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Bulgaria - Severance pay and redundancy payment


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Severance pay:
Remarks:
  • No statutory severance pay except:
    - upon termination of employment due to an illness for employee of at least 5 years of service: 2 months' gross remuneration (art. 222 (2) LC);
    - upon termination after the employee has acquired the right to a pension : 2 months' pay or 6 months' pay for a job tenure of 10 years (art. 222 (3) LC).
    Redundancy payment:
    Remarks:
    • Not more than 1 month's salary following any individual or collective dismissal on economic grounds. [Art. 222 (1) LC]
    • tenure ≥ 6 months: 1 month(s)
    • tenure ≥ 9 months: 1 month(s)
    • tenure ≥ 1 year: 1 month(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)

    Notes / Remarks
    1) Dismissal not based on economic reasons: no statutory severance pay except:
    - upon termination of employment due to an illness for employee of at least 5 years of service: 2 months' gross remuneration (art. 222 (2) LC);
    - upon termination after the employee has acquired the right to a pension : 2 months' pay or 6 months' pay for a job tenure of 10 years (art. 222 (3) LC).

    2) Economic dismissal: redundancy payment.

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    Severance pay:
    Remarks:
    • No statutory severance pay except:
      - upon termination of employment due to an illness for employee of at least 5 years of service: 2 months' gross remuneration (art. 222 (2) LC);
      - upon termination after the employee has acquired the right to a pension : 2 months' pay or 6 months' pay for a job tenure of 10 years (art. 222 (3) LC).
      Redundancy payment:
      Remarks:
      • Not more than 1 month's salary following any individual or collective dismissal on economic grounds. [Art. 222 (1) LC]
      • tenure ≥ 6 months: 1 month(s)
      • tenure ≥ 9 months: 1 month(s)
      • tenure ≥ 1 year: 1 month(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)

      Notes / Remarks
      1) Dismissal not based on economic reasons: no statutory severance pay except:
      - upon termination of employment due to an illness for employee of at least 5 years of service: 2 months' gross remuneration (art. 222 (2) LC);
      - upon termination after the employee has acquired the right to a pension : 2 months' pay or 6 months' pay for a job tenure of 10 years (art. 222 (3) LC).

      2) Economic dismissal: redundancy payment.

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      Severance pay:
      Remarks:
      • No statutory severance pay except:
        - upon termination of employment due to an illness for employee of at least 5 years of service: 2 months' gross remuneration (art. 222 (2) LC);
        - upon termination after the employee has acquired the right to a pension : 2 months' pay or 6 months' pay for a job tenure of 10 years (art. 222 (3) LC).
        Redundancy payment:
        Remarks:
        • Not more than 1 month's salary following any individual or collective dismissal on economic grounds. [Art. 222 (1) LC]
        • tenure ≥ 6 months: 1 month(s)
        • tenure ≥ 9 months: 1 month(s)
        • tenure ≥ 1 year: 1 month(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)

        Notes / Remarks
        1) Dismissal not based on economic reasons: no statutory severance pay except:
        - upon termination of employment due to an illness for employee of at least 5 years of service: 2 months' gross remuneration (art. 222 (2) LC);
        - upon termination after the employee has acquired the right to a pension : 2 months' pay or 6 months' pay for a job tenure of 10 years (art. 222 (3) LC).

        2) Economic dismissal: redundancy payment.

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        Severance pay:
        Remarks:
        • No statutory severance pay except:
          - upon termination of employment due to an illness for employee of at least 5 years of service: 2 months' gross remuneration (art. 222 (2) LC);
          - upon termination after the employee has acquired the right to a pension : 2 months' pay or 6 months' pay for a job tenure of 10 years (art. 222 (3) LC).
          Redundancy payment:
          Remarks:
          • Not more than 1 month's salary following any individual or collective dismissal on economic grounds. [Art. 222 (1) LC]
          • tenure ≥ 6 months: 1 month(s)
          • tenure ≥ 9 months: 1 month(s)
          • tenure ≥ 1 year: 1 month(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)

          Notes / Remarks
          1) Dismissal not based on economic reasons: no statutory severance pay except:
          - upon termination of employment due to an illness for employee of at least 5 years of service: 2 months' gross remuneration (art. 222 (2) LC);
          - upon termination after the employee has acquired the right to a pension : 2 months' pay or 6 months' pay for a job tenure of 10 years (art. 222 (3) LC).

          2) Economic dismissal: redundancy payment.

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          Severance pay:
          Remarks:
          • No statutory severance pay except:
            - upon termination of employment due to an illness for employee of at least 5 years of service: 2 months' gross remuneration (art. 222 (2) LC);
            - upon termination after the employee has acquired the right to a pension : 2 months' pay or 6 months' pay for a job tenure of 10 years (art. 222 (3) LC).
            Redundancy payment:
            Remarks:
            • Not more than 1 month's salary following any individual or collective dismissal on economic grounds. [Art. 222 (1) LC]
            • tenure ≥ 6 months: 1 month(s)
            • tenure ≥ 9 months: 1 month(s)
            • tenure ≥ 1 year: 1 month(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)

            Notes / Remarks
            1) Dismissal not based on economic reasons: no statutory severance pay except:
            - upon termination of employment due to an illness for employee of at least 5 years of service: 2 months' gross remuneration (art. 222 (2) LC);
            - upon termination after the employee has acquired the right to a pension : 2 months' pay or 6 months' pay for a job tenure of 10 years (art. 222 (3) LC).

            2) Economic dismissal: redundancy payment.

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            Severance pay:
            Remarks:
            • No statutory severance pay except:
              - upon termination of employment due to an illness for employee of at least 5 years of service: 2 months' gross remuneration (art. 222 (2) LC);
              - upon termination after the employee has acquired the right to a pension : 2 months' pay or 6 months' pay for a job tenure of 10 years (art. 222 (3) LC).
              Redundancy payment:
              Remarks:
              • Not more than 1 month's salary following any individual or collective dismissal on economic grounds. [Art. 222 (1) LC]
              • tenure ≥ 6 months: 1 month(s)
              • tenure ≥ 9 months: 1 month(s)
              • tenure ≥ 1 year: 1 month(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)

              Notes / Remarks
              1) Dismissal not based on economic reasons: no statutory severance pay except:
              - upon termination of employment due to an illness for employee of at least 5 years of service: 2 months' gross remuneration (art. 222 (2) LC);
              - upon termination after the employee has acquired the right to a pension : 2 months' pay or 6 months' pay for a job tenure of 10 years (art. 222 (3) LC).

              2) Economic dismissal: redundancy payment.

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              Severance pay:
              Remarks:
              • No statutory severance pay except:
                - upon termination of employment due to an illness for employee of at least 5 years of service: 2 months' gross remuneration (art. 222 (2) LC);
                - upon termination after the employee has acquired the right to a pension : 2 months' pay or 6 months' pay for a job tenure of 10 years (art. 222 (3) LC).
                Redundancy payment:
                Remarks:
                • Not more than 1 month's salary following any individual or collective dismissal on economic grounds. [Art. 222 (1) LC]
                • tenure ≥ 6 months: 1 month(s)
                • tenure ≥ 9 months: 1 month(s)
                • tenure ≥ 1 year: 1 month(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)

                Notes / Remarks
                1) Dismissal not based on economic reasons: no statutory severance pay except:
                - upon termination of employment due to an illness for employee of at least 5 years of service: 2 months' gross remuneration (art. 222 (2) LC);
                - upon termination after the employee has acquired the right to a pension : 2 months' pay or 6 months' pay for a job tenure of 10 years (art. 222 (3) LC).

                2) Economic dismissal: redundancy payment.

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                Severance pay:
                Remarks:
                • No statutory severance pay except:
                  - upon termination of employment due to an illness for employee of at least 5 years of service: 2 months' gross remuneration (art. 222 (2) LC);
                  - upon termination after the employee has acquired the right to a pension : 2 months' pay or 6 months' pay for a job tenure of 10 years (art. 222 (3) LC).
                  Redundancy payment:
                  Remarks:
                  • Not more than 1 month's salary following any individual or collective dismissal on economic grounds. [Art. 222 (1) LC]
                  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 1 month(s)
                  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 1 month(s)
                  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 1 month(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)

                  Notes / Remarks
                  1) Dismissal not based on economic reasons: no statutory severance pay except:
                  - upon termination of employment due to an illness for employee of at least 5 years of service: 2 months' gross remuneration (art. 222 (2) LC);
                  - upon termination after the employee has acquired the right to a pension : 2 months' pay or 6 months' pay for a job tenure of 10 years (art. 222 (3) LC).

                  2) Economic dismissal: redundancy payment.

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                  Severance pay:
                  Remarks:
                  • No statutory severance pay except:
                    - upon termination of employment due to an illness for employee of at least 5 years of service: 2 months' gross remuneration (art. 222 (2) LC);
                    - upon termination after the employee has acquired the right to a pension : 2 months' pay or 6 months' pay for a job tenure of 10 years (art. 222 (3) LC).
                    Redundancy payment:
                    Remarks:
                    • Not more than 1 month's salary following any individual or collective dismissal on economic grounds. [Art. 222 (1) LC]
                    • tenure ≥ 6 months: 1 month(s)
                    • tenure ≥ 9 months: 1 month(s)
                    • tenure ≥ 1 year: 1 month(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)

                    Notes / Remarks
                    1) Dismissal not based on economic reasons: no statutory severance pay except:
                    - upon termination of employment due to an illness for employee of at least 5 years of service: 2 months' gross remuneration (art. 222 (2) LC);
                    - upon termination after the employee has acquired the right to a pension : 2 months' pay or 6 months' pay for a job tenure of 10 years (art. 222 (3) LC).

                    2) Economic dismissal: redundancy payment.

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                    Severance pay:
                    Remarks:
                    • No statutory severance pay except:
                      - upon termination of employment due to an illness for employee of at least 5 years of service: 2 months' gross remuneration (art. 222 (2) LC);
                      - upon termination after the employee has acquired the right to a pension : 2 months' pay or 6 months' pay for a job tenure of 10 years (art. 222 (3) LC).
                      Redundancy payment:
                      Remarks:
                      • Not more than 1 month's salary following any individual or collective dismissal on economic grounds. [Art. 222 (1) LC]
                      • tenure ≥ 6 months: 1 month(s)
                      • tenure ≥ 9 months: 1 month(s)
                      • tenure ≥ 1 year: 1 month(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)

                      Notes / Remarks
                      1) Dismissal not based on economic reasons: no statutory severance pay except:
                      - upon termination of employment due to an illness for employee of at least 5 years of service: 2 months' gross remuneration (art. 222 (2) LC);
                      - upon termination after the employee has acquired the right to a pension : 2 months' pay or 6 months' pay for a job tenure of 10 years (art. 222 (3) LC).

                      2) Economic dismissal: redundancy payment.

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                      Severance pay:
                      Remarks:
                      • No statutory severance pay except:
                        - upon termination of employment due to an illness for employee of at least 5 years of service: 2 months' gross remuneration (art. 222 (2) LC);
                        - upon termination after the employee has acquired the right to a pension : 2 months' pay or 6 months' pay for a job tenure of 10 years (art. 222 (3) LC).
                        Redundancy payment:
                        Remarks:
                        • Not more than 1 month's salary following any individual or collective dismissal on economic grounds. [Art. 222 (1) LC]
                        • tenure ≥ 6 months: 1 month(s)
                        • tenure ≥ 9 months: 1 month(s)
                        • tenure ≥ 1 year: 1 month(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)

                        Notes / Remarks
                        1) Dismissal not based on economic reasons: no statutory severance pay except:
                        - upon termination of employment due to an illness for employee of at least 5 years of service: 2 months' gross remuneration (art. 222 (2) LC);
                        - upon termination after the employee has acquired the right to a pension : 2 months' pay or 6 months' pay for a job tenure of 10 years (art. 222 (3) LC).

                        2) Economic dismissal: redundancy payment.