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  • Capital City


  • Currency

    Ugandan shilling (Sh, UGX)

  • Languages

    English and Swahili

  • Population size


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Employment termination in Uganda

Termination process

An employer can terminate the employment by issuing notice of termination or making a payment in lieu of the notice. An employer must provide valid reasons for termination. Prior to termination, a fair hearing explaining the termination and allowing an employee to explain themselves should be held.

Notice period

The minimum notice periods for both the employer and the employee under the law are:

  • No notice period for service of less than 6 months, unless there’s a probationary period. During the probation period, the employment may be terminated by either the employer or the employee with at least 14 days notice in writing or by the employer with at least 7 days payment in lieu of notice;

  • 2 weeks for service of more than 6 months but less than 1 year;

  • 1 month for service of more than 12 months but less than 5 years;

  • 2 months for service of more than 5 years but less than 10 years;

  • 3 months for service of 10 years or more.

Severance pay

Except where an employee is dismissed summarily, at termination of employment lasting at least 6 months, an employee is entitled to severance pay and payment in lieu of benefits not taken.

Probation periods

Limited to 6 months. This period can only be extended for a further maximum period 6 months with the employee's consent.