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France - Severance pay and redundancy payment


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Severance pay:
Remarks:
  • Art. L 1234-9 LC (last amended by Act No 2008-596 of 25 June 2008): right to severance pay after a tenure of at least 1 year without interruption, except in case of serious misconduct.
    The calculation modalities are determined by art. R 1234-2 LC:
    The statutory minimum is 1/5 of monthly wages per year of service.
    For employees with more than 10 years of service, 2/15 of the monthly wages multiplied by the number of years of service beyond 10 years should be added.

    Ex:
    Tenure of 1 year: 1/5 x 1 = 0.2
    Tenure of 20 years: (1/5 x 20) + (2/15 x 10) = 5.33
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 0.4 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 0.8 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 5.33 month(s)
Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • No specific redundancy payment. Severance pay covers economic (individual and collective) dismissals (Art. L 1234-9 LC).
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 0.4 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 0.8 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 5.33 month(s)
+ show references

Severance pay:
Remarks:
  • Art. L 1234-9 LC (last amended by Act No 2008-596 of 25 June 2008): right to severance pay after a tenure of at least 1 year without interruption, except in case of serious misconduct.
    The calculation modalities are determined by art. R 1234-2 LC:
    The statutory minimum is 1/5 of monthly wages per year of service.
    For employees with more than 10 years of service, 2/15 of the monthly wages multiplied by the number of years of service beyond 10 years should be added.

    Ex:
    Tenure of 1 year: 1/5 x 1 = 0.2
    Tenure of 20 years: (1/5 x 20) + (2/15 x 10) = 5.33
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 0.4 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 0.8 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 5.33 month(s)
Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • No specific redundancy payment. Severance pay covers economic (individual and collective) dismissals (Art. L 1234-9 LC).
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 0.4 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 0.8 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 5.33 month(s)
+ show references

Severance pay:
Remarks:
  • Art. L 1234-9 LC (last amended by Act No 2008-596 of 25 June 2008): right to severance pay after a tenure of at least 1 year without interruption, except in case of serious misconduct.
    The calculation modalities are determined by art. R 1234-2 LC:
    The statutory minimum is 1/5 of monthly wages per year of service.
    For employees with more than 10 years of service, 2/15 of the monthly wages multiplied by the number of years of service beyond 10 years should be added.

    Ex:
    Tenure of 1 year: 1/5 x 1 = 0.2
    Tenure of 20 years: (1/5 x 20) + (2/15 x 10) = 5.33
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 0.4 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 0.8 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 5.33 month(s)
Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • No specific redundancy payment. Severance pay covers economic (individual and collective) dismissals (Art. L 1234-9 LC).
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 0.4 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 0.8 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 5.33 month(s)
+ show references

Severance pay:
Remarks:
  • Art. L 1234-9 LC: right to severance pay after a tenure of at least 1 year without interruption, except in case of serious misconduct.
    The calculation modalities are determined by art. R 1234-2 LC:
    The statutory minimum is 1/5 of monthly wages per year of service.
    For employees with more than 10 years of service, 2/15 of the monthly wages multiplied by the number of years of service beyond 10 years should be added.

    Ex:
    Tenure of 1 year: 1/5 x 1 = 0.2
    Tenure of 20 years: (1/5 x 20) + (2/15 x 10) = 5.33
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 0.4 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 0.8 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 5.33 month(s)
Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • No specific redundancy payment. Severance pay covers economic (individual and collective) dismissals (Art. L 1234-9 LC).
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0.2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 0.4 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 0.8 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 1 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 2 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 5.33 month(s)