Dismissal of staff
In the case of redundancies, there are certain laws and regulations which apply to the dismissal process.
The term of notice is the period that must pass from the date that the termination takes effect until the date that the employee leaves.
The length of the notice period is determined by the length of employment and/or the age of the employee. The notice period is generally one to three months, but may be longer or shorter according to the provisions of the applicable collective wage agreement.
The employee is required to work out the full notice period, unless otherwise agreed with the employer.
In the event of collective redundancies, the employer shall, as soon as possible, consult with the confidential representative or other employee representatives.
The employer must notify the proposed redundancies to the regional employment office of the Directorate of Labour, in the district where the employees work.