Employment can be ended by mutual accord, by the employer (with or without cause), or by the employee.
Employers may terminate an employee without notice for threatening or abusive behavior, property damage, unauthorized absence for three consecutive days or four consecutive days in a month, failure to follow accident prevention measures, lying about qualifications, imprisonment for more than one month, or contract breach. Employers must notify the Labor Department of the termination and offer a cause for the termination. The Labor Department will investigate the termination and, if there is a disagreement, will refer the subject to arbitration. If the termination is determined to be unlawful, damages and compensation may be given.
By mutual consent, an employment contract may be dissolved without notice. If the job contract is also in writing, the mutual agreement must be in writing. If the employment contract is verbal, consent to terminate may be given in writing or orally in the presence of two witnesses.
Workers with more than three months of service are only needed to get termination notices. The length of notice varies depending on the length of employment. You must pay the employee severance equal to the salary they would have earned during the notice period if the termination is effective immediately.
Severance payments are typically between one and three weeks' earnings.
Employees in Haiti may be terminated within the probation period.