Hong Kong: Termination of employment
Original and updating author: Nicholas Chan, Squire Patton Boggs
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Note: Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. It has a high degree of autonomy and its own legal system, including in the area of employment law.
- Employment contracts may be terminated in various ways. (See General)
- After any probationary period, the notice period (except in cases of summary dismissal) is that laid down in the individual contract, subject to a minimum of seven days. (See Notice periods)
- Employees are entitled to various payments on termination. (See Termination payments)
- A redundancy is treated as any other dismissal, except that it may entitle the employee to a statutory severance payment. (See Redundancy rights)
- Employees who have been employed for at least 24 months under a "continuous" employment contract, and believe that they have been dismissed unreasonably, may bring proceedings in the Labour Tribunal. (See Contesting dismissals in court)