Termination

Terminating employment, notice periods, termination payments and rights to references.

Russian Federation :: References

Employers are not obliged to provide a reference, even if the employee asks for one …

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Russian Federation :: Employee resignation

The Labour Code permits a contract of employment to be terminated at any time by an employee upon giving two weeks’ written notice …

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Russian Federation :: Termination by mutual agreement

Termination by agreement between employer and employee may be effected at any time …

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Russian Federation :: Termination of a fixed-term contract

If a contract is for a fixed term of employment, it will automatically terminate at the end of that period, but a written notice of termination still needs to be given to the employee three calendar days before the expiration of the contract …

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Russian Federation :: Notice

Under the Russian Labour Code, the following minimum notice periods must be observed by the employer:three days’ notice for termination of a fixed-term employment contract because its term is expiring (if the employer does not notify the employee in a timely way and the latter continues to work, he or she is considered to be working under a permanent employment contract)three days’ notice for termination of the employment contract during a trial period (both on the employer’s or employee’s initiative) two months’ notice for liquidation of the organisation or for redundancies …

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Russian Federation :: Protection against dismissal

It is prohibited to terminate the employment of an employee who is sick or on vacation and to terminate pregnant woman except in the event of a company’s liquidation …

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Russian Federation :: Dismissal for health reasons or lack of qualifications

Termination of an employee on health grounds or for lack of qualifications may not take place unless the employer has first made an objective assessment of their suitability and competence …

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Russian Federation :: Unfair dismissal

A failure on the part of an employer to comply with all statutory requirements during a termination may give rise to a claim for wrongful dismissal …

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Russian Federation :: Dismissal

Unilateral termination of employment by the employer will only be legitimate if based on justifiable grounds and conducted under the procedures set out in the Labour Code …

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Russian Federation :: Severance payments

Where an employer terminates an employment agreement due to the company’s liquidation or due to redundancy, the employer must give the employee two months notice …

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Russian Federation :: Redundancy

Individual redundancy An employer is entitled to determine, at its own discretion, whether to reduce its workforce, thus giving rise to redundancies …

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