The notice period for termination in Kazakhstan depends on the reason the employer is terminating the employment contract, such as liquidation, staff cuts, lack of required professional qualifications and disciplinary reasons. Terminations for disciplinary reasons require that the employer first request a written explanation from the employee and allow the employee two working days to respond. The employer may then terminate the employee and must provide written notice of the termination to the employee within three days. The employer must take action within one month of detecting the conduct for which the employee is being terminated.
A minimum of one month of written notice is required if employees are being terminated because of liquidation or because personnel are being reduced.
An employee who wishes to quit a job must provide the employer with written notice at least one month in advance. The employment contract may be terminated sooner if the employer consents in writing. Contracts may also be terminated by mutual consent.