Employment in Haiti may be terminated at the end of a fixed term contract, by mutual consent, by the employer (with or without cause) or by the employee. Employers can terminate an employee without providing notice for threatening or abusive conduct, damage to property, unauthorized absence for three consecutive days or four days in a month, failing to follow accident prevention measures, lying about qualifications or imprisonment for more than one month or breach of contract. Employers must notify the Labor Department and provide the reason for dismissal. An employment contract can be terminated without notice by mutual consent. Absent cause or mutual agreement, employers must provide notice to the employee before terminating employment. The notice period is between 15 days and four months. There is no severance pay, but employers are required to pay employees throughout the notice period.