Termination

Notice

Are employers required to give notice of termination?

Yes, unless otherwise agreed by the parties or stipulated by specific rules, employers must give notice of termination, except in case of gross negligence (Article 18.7 of Labour Code).

Redundancies

What are the rules that govern redundancy procedures?

Ivorian law provides for specific procedures that govern redundancy. The procedure differs depending on the number of employees concerned.

Are there particular rules for collective redundancies/mass layoffs?

Yes, such rules are provided for in Article 18.10 of the Labour Code.

Protections

What protections do employees have on dismissal?

Dismissals must be compulsorily motivated and preceded by a notice, except in case of gross negligence. A protected employee cannot be dismissed without the prior authorisation of the labour inspector (Articles 18.4, 18.7 and 61.8 of the Labour Code).