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Tanzania, United Republic of - Severance pay and redundancy payment


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Severance pay:
Remarks:
  • Severance pay is defined in the ELRA as an amount equal to seven days basic wage for each completed year of continuous service with that employer up to a maximum of ten years. (art. 42(1) ELRA)
    An employer is required to pay severance on termination of employment if the employee has completed 12 months of continuous service with an employer and the employer terminates the employment (art. 42(2) ELRA).
    Severance is not required to be paid:
    * if the termination is fair on grounds of misconduct, or
    * to an employee who is terminated on grounds of capacity, compatibility or operational requirements who unreasonably refuses to accept alternative employment with that employer or any other employer (art. 42(3) ELRA).
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 day(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 day(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 1 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 2 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 4 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 5 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 10 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 10 week(s)
Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • No specific redundancy payment: severance pay covers retrenchments (see art. 42 ELRA). However, severance pay can be higher than the statutory amounts in the event of retrenchment if so agreed during the consultation process.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 1 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 2 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 4 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 5 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 10 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 10 week(s)
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Severance pay:
Remarks:
  • Severance pay is defined in the ELRA as an amount equal to seven days basic wage for each completed year of continuous service with that employer up to a maximum of ten years. (art. 42(1) ELRA)
    An employer is required to pay severance on termination of employment if the employee has completed 12 months of continuous service with an employer and the employer terminates the employment (art. 42(2) ELRA).
    Severance is not required to be paid:
    * if the termination is fair on grounds of misconduct, or
    * to an employee who is terminated on grounds of capacity, compatibility or operational requirements who unreasonably refuses to accept alternative employment with that employer or any other employer (art. 42(3) ELRA).
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 day(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 day(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 1 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 2 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 4 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 5 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 10 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 10 week(s)
Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • No specific redundancy payment: severance pay covers retrenchments (see art. 42 ELRA). However, severance pay can be higher than the statutory amounts in the event of retrenchment if so agreed during the consultation process.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 1 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 2 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 4 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 5 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 10 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 10 week(s)
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Severance pay:
Remarks:
  • Severance pay is defined in the ELRA as an amount equal to seven days basic wage for each completed year of continuous service with that employer up to a maximum of ten years. (art. 42(1) ELRA)
    An employer is required to pay severance on termination of employment if the employee has completed 12 months of continuous service with an employer and the employer terminates the employment (art. 42(2) ELRA).
    Severance is not required to be paid:
    * if the termination is fair on grounds of misconduct, or
    * to an employee who is terminated on grounds of capacity, compatibility or operational requirements who unreasonably refuses to accept alternative employment with that employer or any other employer (art. 42(3) ELRA).
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 day(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 day(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 1 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 2 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 4 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 5 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 10 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 10 week(s)
Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • No specific redundancy payment: severance pay covers retrenchments (see art. 42 ELRA). However, severance pay can be higher than the statutory amounts in the event of retrenchment if so agreed during the consultation process.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 1 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 2 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 4 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 5 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 10 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 10 week(s)
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Severance pay:
Remarks:
  • Severance pay is defined in the ELRA as an amount equal to seven days basic wage for each completed year of continuous service with that employer up to a maximum of ten years. (art. 42(1) ELRA)
    An employer is required to pay severance on termination of employment if the employee has completed 12 months of continuous service with an employer and the employer terminates the employment (art. 42(2) ELRA).
    Severance is not required to be paid:
    * if the termination is fair on grounds of misconduct, or
    * to an employee who is terminated on grounds of capacity, compatibility or operational requirements who unreasonably refuses to accept alternative employment with that employer or any other employer (art. 42(3) ELRA).
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 day(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 day(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 1 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 2 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 4 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 5 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 10 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 10 week(s)
Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • No specific redundancy payment: severance pay covers retrenchments (see art. 42 ELRA). However, severance pay can be higher than the statutory amounts in the event of retrenchment if so agreed during the consultation process.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 1 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 2 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 4 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 5 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 10 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 10 week(s)
+ show references

Severance pay:
Remarks:
  • Severance pay is defined in the ELRA as an amount equal to seven days basic wage for each completed year of continuous service with that employer up to a maximum of ten years. (art. 42(1) ELRA)
    An employer is required to pay severance on termination of employment if the employee has completed 12 months of continuous service with an employer and the employer terminates the employment (art. 42(2) ELRA).
    Severance is not required to be paid:
    * if the termination is fair on grounds of misconduct, or
    * to an employee who is terminated on grounds of capacity, compatibility or operational requirements who unreasonably refuses to accept alternative employment with that employer or any other employer (art. 42(3) ELRA).
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 day(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 day(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 1 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 2 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 4 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 5 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 10 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 10 week(s)
Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • No specific redundancy payment: severance pay covers retrenchments (see art. 42 ELRA). However, severance pay can be higher than the statutory amounts in the event of retrenchment if so agreed during the consultation process.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 1 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 2 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 4 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 5 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 10 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 10 week(s)
+ show references

Severance pay:
Remarks:
  • Severance pay is defined in the ELRA as an amount equal to seven days basic wage for each completed year of continuous service with that employer up to a maximum of ten years. (art. 42(1) ELRA)
    An employer is required to pay severance on termination of employment if the employee has completed 12 months of continuous service with an employer and the employer terminates the employment (art. 42(2) ELRA).
    Severance is not required to be paid:
    * if the termination is fair on grounds of misconduct, or
    * to an employee who is terminated on grounds of capacity, compatibility or operational requirements who unreasonably refuses to accept alternative employment with that employer or any other employer (art. 42(3) ELRA).
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 day(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 day(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 1 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 2 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 4 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 5 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 10 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 10 week(s)
Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • No specific redundancy payment: severance pay covers retrenchments (see art. 42 ELRA). However, severance pay can be higher than the statutory amounts in the event of retrenchment if so agreed during the consultation process.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 1 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 2 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 4 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 5 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 10 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 10 week(s)
+ show references

Severance pay:
Remarks:
  • Severance pay is defined in the ELRA as an amount equal to seven days basic wage for each completed year of continuous service with that employer up to a maximum of ten years. (art. 42(1) ELRA)
    An employer is required to pay severance on termination of employment if the employee has completed 12 months of continuous service with an employer and the employer terminates the employment (art. 42(2) ELRA).
    Severance is not required to be paid:
    * if the termination is fair on grounds of misconduct, or
    * to an employee who is terminated on grounds of capacity, compatibility or operational requirements who unreasonably refuses to accept alternative employment with that employer or any other employer (art. 42(3) ELRA).
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 day(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 day(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 1 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 2 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 4 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 5 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 10 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 10 week(s)
Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • No specific redundancy payment: severance pay covers retrenchments (see art. 42 ELRA). However, severance pay can be higher than the statutory amounts in the event of retrenchment if so agreed during the consultation process.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 1 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 2 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 4 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 5 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 10 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 10 week(s)
+ show references

Severance pay:
Remarks:
  • Severance pay is defined in the ELRA as an amount equal to seven days basic wage for each completed year of continuous service with that employer up to a maximum of ten years. (art. 42(1) ELRA)
    An employer is required to pay severance on termination of employment if the employee has completed 12 months of continuous service with an employer and the employer terminates the employment (art. 42(2) ELRA).
    Severance is not required to be paid:
    * if the termination is fair on grounds of misconduct, or
    * to an employee who is terminated on grounds of capacity, compatibility or operational requirements who unreasonably refuses to accept alternative employment with that employer or any other employer (art. 42(3) ELRA).
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 day(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 day(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 1 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 2 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 4 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 5 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 10 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 10 week(s)
Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • No specific redundancy payment: severance pay covers retrenchments (see art. 42 ELRA). However, severance pay can be higher than the statutory amounts in the event of retrenchment if so agreed during the consultation process.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 1 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 2 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 4 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 5 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 10 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 10 week(s)
+ show references

Severance pay:
Remarks:
  • Severance pay is defined in the ELRA as an amount equal to seven days basic wage for each completed year of continuous service with that employer up to a maximum of ten years. (art. 42(1) ELRA)
    An employer is required to pay severance on termination of employment if the employee has completed 12 months of continuous service with an employer and the employer terminates the employment (art. 42(2) ELRA).
    Severance is not required to be paid:
    * if the termination is fair on grounds of misconduct, or
    * to an employee who is terminated on grounds of capacity, compatibility or operational requirements who unreasonably refuses to accept alternative employment with that employer or any other employer (art. 42(3) ELRA).
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 day(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 day(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 1 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 2 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 4 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 5 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 10 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 10 week(s)
Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • No specific redundancy payment: severance pay covers retrenchments (see art. 42 ELRA). However, severance pay can be higher than the statutory amounts in the event of retrenchment is so agreed during the consultation process.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 1 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 2 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 4 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 5 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 10 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 10 week(s)
+ show references

Severance pay:
Remarks:
  • Severance pay is defined in the ELRA as an amount equal to seven days basic wage for each completed year of continuous service with that employer up to a maximum of ten years. (art. 42(1) ELRA)
    An employer is required to pay severance on termination of employment if the employee has completed 12 months of continuous service with an employer and the employer terminates the employment (art. 42(2) ELRA).
    Severance is not required to be paid:
    * if the termination is fair on grounds of misconduct, or
    * to an employee who is terminated on grounds of capacity, compatibility or operational requirements who unreasonably refuses to accept alternative employment with that employer or any other employer (art. 42(3) ELRA).
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 day(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 day(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 1 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 2 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 4 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 5 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 10 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 10 week(s)
Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • No specific redundancy payment: severance pay covers retrenchments (see art. 42 ELRA). However, severance pay can be higher than the statutory amounts in the event of retrenchment is so agreed during the consultation process.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 1 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 2 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 4 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 5 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 10 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 10 week(s)
+ show references

Severance pay:
Remarks:
  • Severance pay is defined in the ELRA as an amount equal to seven days basic wage for each completed year of continuous service with that employer up to a maximum of ten years. (art. 42(1) ELRA)
    An employer is required to pay severance on termination of employment if the employee has completed 12 months of continuous service with an employer and the employer terminates the employment (art. 42(2) ELRA).
    Severance is not required to be paid:
    * if the termination is fair on grounds of misconduct, or
    * to an employee who is terminated on grounds of capacity, compatibility or operational requirements who unreasonably refuses to accept alternative employment with that employer or any other employer (art. 42(3) ELRA).
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 day(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 day(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 1 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 2 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 4 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 5 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 10 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 10 week(s)
Redundancy payment:
Remarks:
  • No specific redundancy payment: severance pay covers retrenchments (see art. 42 ELRA). However, severance pay can be higher than the statutory amounts in the event of retrenchment is so agreed during the consultation process.
  • tenure ≥ 6 months: 0 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 9 months: 0 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 1 year: 1 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 2 years: 2 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 4 years: 4 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 5 years: 5 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 10 years: 10 week(s)
  • tenure ≥ 20 years: 10 week(s)