Employers can typically cancel an employment contract by giving the employee written notice.
The notice period is equal to one pay month for the employee. If the employee is paid on a monthly basis, the notice period is one month. If the employee is paid weekly, the notice period is one week. No notice is required if an employee is terminated for misconduct or poor performance.
After 60 consecutive months of employment, professional staff, such as managers and executives, receive severance pay. This is calculated as one day of pay for every month served up to 60 months, followed by two days for each subsequent month.
Employment contracts for unskilled and skilled workers include a probationary period. The probationary period is three months in the case of an employment contract for an unskilled worker. For employment contracts with skilled workers, the probationary period is increased to 12 months.
A probationary employment contract may be terminated with at least 14 days notice during the probationary period. In this way, the contract is deemed to have been terminated for just cause, and neither the employer nor the employee is required to provide justification.