Termination of Employment in Thailand

According to Thai labour laws, an employer is empowered to terminate an employee’s employment at its will, except for members of the Employee Committee which requires a court order for dismissal. However, the consequences of dismissal with and without statutory causes under the Labour Protection Act B.E. 2541 (the “Labour Protection Act”) will be different in terms of the statutory payments for which the employer is legally required to pay the employee. In this regard, the question “how much statutory payment does the employer have to pay to the employee due to dismissal?” becomes one of the most concerned and critical issues for all employers.

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Bangkok Post Reporter