The fixed-term employment contract in Morocco expires automatically on the expiration date or on completing the designated work. If any of the contracted parties terminates the fixed-term contract before its expiration, the terminating party is required to compensate the other the total amount of salary due until the expiration date provided that the termination was without cause or the influence of external forces beyond the control of the contracted parties.
In Morocco, an employee is considered to have resigned their position after 180 days of consecutive absence in a year. The termination notice period depends on the duration and type of employment. In the case of daily, weekly, or bi-weekly paid laborers, they receive a two-day notice before termination. During the termination notice period, the employee is entitled to receive two hours per day of paid leave to search for alternative employment provided the total absence does not exceed eight hours per week or 30 hours per month. This absence should be determined by both the employer and employee, where each party will alternate in choosing the days of the two-hour absence.
The employer and employee may terminate the indefinite-term contract at any time provided that there exists cause for the termination. In some instances, the employer may terminate a contract without notice or severance in cases of misconduct.