Employees may be terminated on objective grounds or for cause, with documentation.
In general, employees should get a minimum of six calendar days of written notice so that the employee can respond in writing or 30 calendar days to prove his/her capability.
The dismissal decision and reason should also be provided in writing to the trade union and the employee. Employees which are dismissed without cause are generally entitled to severance pay for up to 12 months.
- Temporary employment termination must be according to the expiration of the contract.
- Permanent employment termination must either be voluntary resignation or dismissal for a justified cause.
When resigning employees must give at least 30 days’ notice.
Generally, an employer must provide an employee a minimum of six calendar days of notice so that the employee can present a written defense to any charges against him or her, or 30 calendar days to prove the employee’s performance capability or to correct any error.
There is no need for notice if the employee has exhibited serious misconduct under which it would be unreasonable to require the employer to continue the employment relationship.