Employers and employees can terminate an employment contract in Myanmar by providing notice 30 days in advance. Employers generally must provide notice in writing, have a valid reason for the dismissal, and pay severance. If an employee is terminated during an employee’s probation period, the employer does not have to give the grounds for termination in writing. However, a month’s notice is still required.
An employer can dismiss an employee for disciplinary reasons, including the violation of workplace rules known to the employee, without paying severance. An employer can dismiss an employee without providing notice or paying severance if the employee is convicted of stealing, accepting stolen goods, misusing or helping to misuse work-related property.