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Mexico: Termination of employment

Original and updating author: Mónica Schiaffino, Littler
Consultant editors: Isabel Pizarro Guevara and Hugo Hernández-Ojeda Alvírez, Hogan Lovells BSTL

Summary

  • Employment contracts may be terminated in various ways and there are no statutory minimum notice periods for termination of contract either by employer or employee. (See General)
  • Employers must terminate the employment contract only for a specified "just cause". (See Dismissal with just cause)
  • If an employer terminates the contract of employment without just cause, the employee is entitled to receive a severance payment from the employer. (See Dismissal without just cause)
  • A dismissed employee who disputes the existence of a just cause can bring a claim to the relevant Conciliation and Arbitration Board. (See Contesting dismissals)
  • An employee may terminate the employment contract with just cause because of certain specified types of behaviour by the employer. (See Termination by employee with just cause)
  • There are permitted legal grounds for making collective redundancies. (See Collective redundancies)