Parting hurts: terminating an employee in china
Termination of an employee is an unpleasant issue in any country. But in China, terminating an employee can become a complex and delicate procedure. Chinese labor protection legislation is very different from European legislation, which means that companies face numerous challenges when terminating employees in China.
Chinese labor law stipulates, among other things, that an employee may only be dismissed with just cause. The burden of proof lies with the employer. If a legal dispute arises, the proceedings can often be lengthy and costly. In addition, companies must pay attention to cultural differences and apply appropriate termination criteria in order not to damage their image in China.