How can an employee’s contract be lawfully terminated

How can an employee’s contract be lawfully terminated?

How can an employee’s contract be lawfully terminated?

Under the current legislation, there are two ways whereby an employer can lawfully terminate an employee’s contract.

  1. Valid Reason
    Reference to Article 117, an employer may terminate an employee with notice, as per their contract for a ‘valid reason’. Although a specific definition is not provided for the term ‘valid reason’ it is understood that the reason must be work-related, for example under performance or continued misconduct.
  2. Gross Misconduct
    Articles 88 and 120 set out the provisions in relation to the termination of an employee’s contract due to gross misconduct.

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