Employers must offer written notice when ending a contract. A fixed-term contract can be cancelled mutually or at the contract's end. Indefinite contracts are terminable by either party with notice unless there is misconduct, in which case the employer must provide a cause such as the employee's health, performance, or economic well-being.
Pregnant employees enjoy protected status, and if they are terminated for cause, they are entitled to two years of severance pay or the opportunity to return to their previous position. Additionally, they have the right to terminate their employment without notice for up to 15 months following childbirth.
Employers can lay off their employees when necessary.
The notice period is between one and three months.
Employees who have completed at least 12 months of service on an indefinite term contract are normally entitled to severance pay equal to at least 50 hours of salary for hourly employees and 25% of one month's income for monthly paid employees.
The probation period is of 90 days for those in managerial and executive level positions, and 30 days for other employees.