The nation's termination policy is sector-neutral and applies to all types of employment. At any time, an employer may terminate an employee for cause. Good cause includes workplace misconduct, criminal activity, inadequate performance, and a lack of capability or qualifications.
In certain cases, the employer owes no severance pay to the employee. Employers must offer two written warnings before to terminating an employee. If the employee's behavior does not improve within three months, termination will occur.
When an employer wishes to terminate a contract for any reason other than good cause, they must provide notice or payment in lieu of notice. Notice periods vary according to the employee's pay schedule.
Notice requirements for weekly employees are as follows: one week for employees with less than one year of service; two weeks for employees with one to three years of service; three weeks for employees with three to six years of service; and four weeks for employees with more than six years of service.
For biweekly employees with less than two years of service, notice is two weeks; three weeks for those with two to six years; and four weeks for those with more than six years. Monthly employees, regardless of the number of years worked, must receive four weeks notice.
Employees are entitled to severance pay if an employer is forced to terminate a contract due to redundancy or illness. Calculation is based on time served.
The probation period shall not exceed six months.