An employment contract can be terminated in Mali at the end of the contract term (if for a fixed period), by the employer, with or without cause, or by the employee. Termination during the probation period must be in writing with notice: eight days for a weekly worker, one month for monthly workers, two months for supervisors, and three months for executives and those in managerial positions.
The employer can terminate a fixed-term contract, but the employee is entitled to compensation by law. A permanent contract may be terminated by either party with written notice to the other party. If the employer terminates the contract after three months of work, they are required to inform the Labor Inspector in writing. The notice period is the same as the notice period during probation. Severance is required unless termination is for misconduct or specific economic reasons.