Employers may terminate an employment contract with notice following disciplinary proceedings. If it is a major crime, the employee must be informed in writing and given the opportunity to react. Disciplinary action may include immediate firing. The termination must be in writing and delivered to the employee's union representative, if appropriate.
Employers and employees may terminate an employee contract with notice in the following circumstances: during the probationary period if the employee's performance is unsatisfactory; during the training period if the trainee does not successfully complete the training due to a change in employment terms that the employee does not consent to; change in ownership of the business; and casual or part-time employment.
Employers must provide notice of termination to employees on fixed-term contracts as well as those who reach the legal retirement age. At the very least, this notice period must be one month. Acceptable is payment in lieu of notice.
Employees have the right to end their employment contracts without notice if their employer breaches the employment contract, violates labor law, or the employee is laid off. The employee must provide written notice to the employer.
A casual worker is entitled to one day's notice; an employee on probation is entitled to seven days' notice; all other workers, except non-Seychelles employees, are entitled to one month's notice; and a non-Seychelles employee is entitled to one month's notice or the notice period specified in the contract.
Employers are responsible for termination compensation and wages, except in instances where an employee is terminated for disciplinary reasons. Additionally, employees are entitled to compensation upon resignation (other than while on suspension or pending disciplinary action) or upon retirement after five years of service.
Probationary periods in Seychelles are permitted. The length of which are contingent upon the employment agreement between the employer and the employee.