A fixed-term employment contract can be canceled by either the employer or the employee at the conclusion of the period. Employers in South Sudan may terminate an employee for reasons such as incompetence, repeated unsatisfactory performance, gross misconduct at work or gross misconduct with a real and or substantial relation to the employee's place of employment, or redundancy.
If an employee frequently fails to perform their obligations, the employer must first tell them, make recommendations, and allow time for them to improve their performance. If the situation does not improve using this procedure, the employer may submit a notice of termination.
Employers are required to present employees with a written explanation explaining why they were terminated.
Any party to an employment contract may terminate it with due notice. The following are the notice periods. The notice period is one month for employees with more than one year of service. The notice period is two weeks for employees with six months to one year of service. The notice period is one week for employees with less than one week of service.
Severance pay is paid to employees with six months or more of service in an amount agreed upon in the employment contract between the employer and employee. Employers are not required to provide severance pay to employees who are summarily dismissed for gross misconduct or who leave their jobs without justification or notice for seven days.
The employer can require an employee to serve a probationary period. However, the probationary period cannot exceed 3 months.