Denmark: Termination of employment
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- Termination of employment contracts is subject to only limited statutory regulation. (See General)
- With regard to white-collar employees, employers must observe statutory minimum notice periods for dismissal whereas notice periods for blue-collar employees are generally set by collective agreements. (See Notice periods)
- Employers are prohibited from dismissing employees on various grounds. (See Unlawful dismissal)
- White-collar employees with at least 12 months' continuous service with the employer may be dismissed only if this is considered to be reasonably justified and blue-collar workers may be protected from unfair dismissal. (See Unfair dismissal)
- White-collar employees with the requisite length of continuous service are entitled, in the event of dismissal, to a statutory severance payment. (See Severance payments)
- The selection criteria for redundancy must not be arbitrary or based on any of the grounds protected under anti-discrimination legislation. (See Redundancy)