In most cases the term of notice follow the general rules as set in the Danish Employers' and Salaried Employees' Act, section 2, on dismissal and notice. Otherwise, it will be apparent from a collective agreement.
According to the Danish Employers' and Salaried Employees' Act , section 2 the following rules apply:
at the time of termination employed for up to: Term of notice
5 months 1 months
2 years and 9 months 3 months
5 years and 8 months 4 months
8 years and 7 months 5 months
More than 8 years and 7 months 6 months
Exceptions to the Danish Employers' and Salaried Employees' Act, section 2
There are a number of exceptions to the above mentioned terms of notice. The most important being:
- During a trial period (according to the Letter of Appointment) in the first three months the employee can be terminated with 14 days notice to retire on any day - not just the end of a month. However, the resignation must lie within three months' trial period.
- Regarding temporary employment the time of termination is already set at the beginning of the employment period (according to the Letter of Appointment). If the employee is terminated before the contractual end date, the above mentioned rules apply, The Danish Employers' and Salaried Employees' Act, section 2.
For hourly-paid/non-salaried employees the following rules apply:
Students, office workers and students, IT workers with an average of max. 8 hours employment pr. week), the following rules apply – according to Fællesoverenskomst mellem Finansministeriet og Offentligt Ansattes Organisationer and Fællesoverenskomst mellem Finansministeriet og Lærernes Centralorganisation og CO10 - Centralorganisationen af 2010).
Employment AAU's Term of notice Employees term of notice
Less than 6 months 3 days 3 days
Over 6 months 1 week 3 days
After 1 year 3 weeks 1 week
After 3 years 2 months 1 months
After 5 years 3 months 1 months