Regular termination: notice period ranges from two weeks to three months, dependent on the employee’s length of service with the same employer.
The three-month period is extended by an additional two weeks / one month for 50 / 55-year-old employees who have 20 or more years’ continuous service with the same employer.
Extraordinary termination (summary dismissal): no notice period. Termination during probationary period: notice period of at least seven days.
Termination by employee: notice period cannot be longer than one month if the employee has a good reason.
If the employment is terminated because the employee breaches his contractual obligations, notice periods are halved.
Only applicable to fixed-term contracts, at least 30 days to be given before the contract's date of expiration.
In exceptional cases, fair dismissal in which the employer invokes the causes established in issues 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 of Article 62 of the Colombian Labour Code, the employer must provide written notice with at least 15 days prior notice before the termination date.