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Nigeria - Severance pay and redundancy payment


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Severance pay:
Remarks:
  • No statutory severance pay.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 0 month(s)
Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • No statutory redundancy pay.
    Sec. 20 LA provides that in the event of redundancy:
    "(1)(c) the employer shall use his best endeavours to negotiate redundancy payments to any discharged workers who are not protected by regulations made under subsection (2) of this section;
    (2) The Minister may make regulations providing, generally or in particular cases, for the compulsory payment of redundancy allowances on the termination of a worker's employment because of his redundancy".
    No such regulations have been adopted so far.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 0 month(s)

Notes / Remarks
There is no general statutory severance pay or redundancy pay, although there is provision for the Minister of Labour to enact regulations providing for severance pay to redundant workers (pursuant to sec. 20(2) of the LA). As of 2010, no such regulations have been adopted.
Severance pay is often regulated by the contract of employment and sectoral (branch) collective agreements. Severance pay is usually calculated depending on the length of service and the last salary of the worker.

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Severance pay:
Remarks:
  • No statutory severance pay.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 0 month(s)
Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • No statutory redundancy pay.
    Sec. 20 LA provides that in the event of redundancy:
    "(1)(c) the employer shall use his best endeavours to negotiate redundancy payments to any discharged workers who are not protected by regulations made under subsection (2) of this section;
    (2) The Minister may make regulations providing, generally or in particular cases, for the compulsory payment of redundancy allowances on the termination of a worker's employment because of his redundancy".
    No such regulations have been adopted so far.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 0 month(s)

Notes / Remarks
There is no general statutory severance pay or redundancy pay, although there is provision for the Minister of Labour to enact regulations providing for severance pay to redundant workers (pursuant to sec. 20(2) of the LA). As of 2010, no such regulations have been adopted.
Severance pay is often regulated by the contract of employment and sectoral (branch) collective agreements. Severance pay is usually calculated depending on the length of service and the last salary of the worker.

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Severance pay:
Remarks:
  • No statutory severance pay.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 0 month(s)
Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • No statutory redundancy pay.
    Sec. 20 LA provides that in the event of redundancy:
    "(1)(c) the employer shall use his best endeavours to negotiate redundancy payments to any discharged workers who are not protected by regulations made under subsection (2) of this section;
    (2) The Minister may make regulations providing, generally or in particular cases, for the compulsory payment of redundancy allowances on the termination of a worker's employment because of his redundancy".
    No such regulations have been adopted so far.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 0 month(s)

Notes / Remarks
There is no general statutory severance pay or redundancy pay, although there is provision for the Minister of Labour to enact regulations providing for severance pay to redundant workers (pursuant to sec. 20(2) of the LA). As of 2010, no such regulations have been adopted.
Severance pay is often regulated by the contract of employment and sectoral (branch) collective agreements. Severance pay is usually calculated depending on the length of service and the last salary of the worker.

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Severance pay:
Remarks:
  • No statutory severance pay.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 0 month(s)
Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • No statutory redundancy pay.
    Sec. 20 LA provides that in the event of redundancy:
    "(1)(c) the employer shall use his best endeavours to negotiate redundancy payments to any discharged workers who are not protected by regulations made under subsection (2) of this section;
    (2) The Minister may make regulations providing, generally or in particular cases, for the compulsory payment of redundancy allowances on the termination of a worker's employment because of his redundancy".
    No such regulations have been adopted so far.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 0 month(s)

Notes / Remarks
There is no general statutory severance pay or redundancy pay, although there is provision for the Minister of Labour to enact regulations providing for severance pay to redundant workers (pursuant to sec. 20(2) of the LA). As of 2010, no such regulations have been adopted.
Severance pay is often regulated by the contract of employment and sectoral (branch) collective agreements. Severance pay is usually calculated depending on the length of service and the last salary of the worker.

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Severance pay:
Remarks:
  • No statutory severance pay.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 0 month(s)
Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • No statutory redundancy pay.
    Sec. 20 LA provides that in the event of redundancy:
    "(1)(c) the employer shall use his best endeavours to negotiate redundancy payments to any discharged workers who are not protected by regulations made under subsection (2) of this section;
    (2) The Minister may make regulations providing, generally or in particular cases, for the compulsory payment of redundancy allowances on the termination of a worker's employment because of his redundancy".
    No such regulations have been adopted so far.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 0 month(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 0 month(s)

Notes / Remarks
There is no general statutory severance pay or redundancy pay, although there is provision for the Minister of Labour to enact regulations providing for severance pay to redundant workers (pursuant to sec. 20(2) of the LA). As of 2010, no such regulations have been adopted.
Severance pay is often regulated by the contract of employment and sectoral (branch) collective agreements. Severance pay is usually calculated depending on the length of service and the last salary of the worker.