The new measure came into force on 28th July and provides a legal framework for negotiated departure. The negotiation process involves rules which must be observed:
The employee and employer sign a termination agreement to confirm their mutual consent. Both parties have 15 days in which to reverse their decision. The agreement is then sent to the Labour Department for approval. If there is no reply within 15 days, the termination is automatically confirmed.
Employees will at least receive the compensation required by law, exempt from tax, equal to 20% of their monthly salary multiplied by the number of years of service. It is importantto note that employees are entitled to receive unemployment pay.
An appeal may be lodged with the Industrial Tribunal within 12 months of approval of the termination agreement. Vitiated consent may be cited, for example in the event of an error or deceitful practices.
Because any challenge requires proof, a written record of the agreement should be kept (correspondence, the signed contract, etc.) even if no specific method is required for termination by mutual agreement. The existence of a mutual agreement is very valuable in the event of a dispute.
Published on 2008.12.03
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