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.
If the employee is dismissed for failing to fulfil his duties or not having the qualifications and abilities to perform his duties, he has the right to continue working for a notice period of between eight and 30 days. This notice period, determined by the employer, depends on the period for which he has paid pension insurance.
In all other cases, the notice period may be defined in the individual employment contract.