Wrongful Termination at Work
Wrongful Dismissal – Under the Cyprus Termination of Employment Law, an employee who has completed at least 26 weeks of continuous employment at a company must be given a written notice in advance of an employer’s intention to terminate employment.
The period of advance notification will be based on the total period of employment, from one week’s notice (6 months to 1 year employment) to eight week’s notice (6 years+ employment).
An employer does have the right to terminate employment without any notice, where the employee’s conduct justifies dismissal without notice, such as:
- Gross misconduct or immoral behaviour
- A criminal offence
- Repeated disregard / breaking of serious work or related employment rules
Termination of employment is considered to be unjustified where the employer does not exercise his right to dismiss an employee without notice within a reasonable time from when the incident(s) took place.
Michael Legal Firm can help employees – who have completed the minimum 26 weeks of continuous employment – to pursue a claim for wrongful termination, or have terminated their own employment due to an employer’s conduct, such as an unacceptable delay in payment of salary.