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The Protection of Employment Act provides several reasons for which an employer may terminate his employee(s)’ employment as follows:

  • Where the employer has modernized, automated or mechanized all, or part of his business
  • Where the employer has discontinued or ceased to carry on all, or part of his business
  • Where the employer has sold or otherwise disposed of all or part of his business
  • Where the employer has re-organized his business to improve efficiency
  • Where the employer’s need for employees in a particular category has diminished or ceased
  • Where it has become impossible or impracticable for the employer to carry on his business at its usual rate, or level, or at all, due to:
    1. A shortage of materials
    2. A mechanical breakdown
    3. A force majeur
    4. An Act of God
  • A reduced operation in the employer’s business has been made necessary by economic conditions – including a lack of, or change in, markets, contraction in the volume of work or sales, reduced demand, or surplus inventory