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Germany - Severance pay and redundancy payment


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Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • Sec. 1a PADA: an employee dismissed on the basis of urgent operational requirement is entitled to severance pay, the amount of which equal 0.5 months' pay for each year of employment, provided he has not challenged the dismissal within 3 weeks following the notice of termination.

    (According to sec. 1a (2) PADA, for the purpose of calculating the length of service in relation to severance pay, a period of more than 6 months should be counted as 1 year)
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 2.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 10 month(s)

Notes / Remarks
1) Individual dismissals based on the worker's conduct or capacity: no severance pay.
2) Economic (individual or collective) dismissals: redundancy payment.

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Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • Sec. 1a PADA: an employee dismissed on the basis of urgent operational requirement is entitled to severance pay, the amount of which equal 0.5 months' pay for each year of employment, provided he has not challenged the dismissal within 3 weeks following the notice of termination.

    (According to sec. 1a (2) PADA, for the purpose of calculating the length of service in relation to severance pay, a period of more than 6 months should be counted as 1 year)
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 2.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 10 month(s)

Notes / Remarks
1) Individual dismissals based on the worker's conduct or capacity: no severance pay.
2) Economic (individual or collective) dismissals: redundancy payment.

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Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • Sec. 1a PADA: an employee dismissed on the basis of urgent operational requirement is entitled to severance pay, the amount of which equal 0.5 months' pay for each year of employment, provided he has not challenged the dismissal within 3 weeks following the notice of termination.

    (According to sec. 1a (2) PADA, for the purpose of calculating the length of service in relation to severance pay, a period of more than 6 months should be counted as 1 year)
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 2.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 10 month(s)

Notes / Remarks
1) Individual dismissals based on the worker's conduct or capacity: no severance pay.
2) Economic (individual or collective) dismissals: redundancy payment.

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Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • Sec. 1a PADA: an employee dismissed on the basis of urgent operational requirement is entitled to severance pay, the amount of which equal 0.5 months' pay for each year of employment, provided he has not challenged the dismissal within 3 weeks following the notice of termination.

    (According to sec. 1a (2) PADA, for the purpose of calculating the length of service in relation to severance pay, a period of more than 6 months should be counted as 1 year)
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 2.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 10 month(s)

Notes / Remarks
1) Individual dismissals based on the worker's conduct or capacity: no severance pay.
2) Economic (individual or collective) dismissals: redundancy payment.

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Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • Sec. 1a PADA: an employee dismissed on the basis of urgent operational requirement is entitled to severance pay, the amount of which equal 0.5 months' pay for each year of employment, provided he has not challenged the dismissal within 3 weeks following the notice of termination.

    (According to sec. 1a (2) PADA, for the purpose of calculating the length of service in relation to severance pay, a period of more than 6 months should be counted as 1 year)
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 2.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 10 month(s)

Notes / Remarks
1) Individual dismissals based on the worker's conduct or capacity: no severance pay.
2) Economic (individual or collective) dismissals: redundancy payment.

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Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • Sec. 1a PADA: an employee dismissed on the basis of urgent operational requirement is entitled to severance pay, the amount of which equal 0.5 months' pay for each year of employment, provided he has not challenged the dismissal within 3 weeks following the notice of termination.

    (According to sec. 1a (2) PADA, for the purpose of calculating the length of service in relation to severance pay, a period of more than 6 months should be counted as 1 year)
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 2.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 10 month(s)

Notes / Remarks
1) Individual dismissals based on the worker's conduct or capacity: no severance pay.
2) Economic (individual or collective) dismissals: redundancy payment.

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Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • Sec. 1a PADA: an employee dismissed on the basis of urgent operational requirement is entitled to severance pay, the amount of which equal 0.5 months' pay for each year of employment, provided he has not challenged the dismissal within 3 weeks following the notice of termination.

    (According to sec. 1a (2) PADA, for the purpose of calculating the length of service in relation to severance pay, a period of more than 6 months should be counted as 1 year)
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 2.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 10 month(s)

Notes / Remarks
1) Individual dismissals based on the worker's conduct or capacity: no severance pay.
2) Economic (individual or collective) dismissals: redundancy payment.

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Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • Sec. 1a PADA: an employee dismissed on the basis of urgent operational requirement is entitled to severance pay, the amount of which equal 0.5 months' pay for each year of employment, provided he has not challenged the dismissal within 3 weeks following the notice of termination.

    (According to sec. 1a (2) PADA, for the purpose of calculating the length of service in relation to severance pay, a period of more than 6 months should be counted as 1 year)
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 2.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 10 month(s)

Notes / Remarks
1) Individual dismissals based on the worker's conduct or capacity: no severance pay.
2) Economic (individual or collective) dismissals: redundancy payment.

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Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • Sec. 1a PADA: an employee dismissed on the basis of urgent operational requirement is entitled to severance pay, the amount of which equal 0.5 months' pay for each year of employment, provided he has not challenged the dismissal within 3 weeks following the notice of termination.

    (According to sec. 1a (2) PADA, for the purpose of calculating the length of service in relation to severance pay, a period of more than 6 months should be counted as 1 year)
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 2.5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 5 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 10 month(s)

Notes / Remarks
1) Individual dismissals based on the worker's conduct or capacity: no severance pay.
2) Economic (individual or collective) dismissals: redundancy payment.