I have been working for a company (not teaching)for 4 1/2 months they told me on Monday that they want me to quit. I was also told that it is not because of me, but due to the company’s changing direction. In fact my whole department has not been doing well since I started and in fact they might shut the whole department. My question is in Taiwan does the company have to compensate you if they ask you to quit? They also have not said exactly when I have to leave, it could be in a month.
Did you sign an employment contract when you first started working there? Just wondering… there should be clauses in the contract that detail compensation structure in the case of layoffs.
Originally posted by mona: [b]Did you sign an employment contract when you first started working there? Just wondering... there should be clauses in the contract that detail compensation structure in the case of layoffs.[/b]
I only have the mandatory government one year contract.
The employer of a foreigner can cancel the employee’s residence visa at any time, with or without notice and for no reason at all.
There is no severance pay in the Taiwan law unlike Korea and Japan. There is only a right to 15 days notice with pay. Even if you have some right to severance pay in your contract, you will find it costly and difficult to enforce it.
There is no “mandatory one year government contract”. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will not grant a residence visa unless the contract of employment recites a 1-year contract period but, unlike in Japan, the Ministry will not actually enforce the contract period or any aspect of the contract. The contract is merely a document which must appear in the application packet and appear to be valid pro forma.
Yes there are laws in Taiwan fore unjust firing. I ended getting compensated for my firing/laid off. The labor law states that if you are let go from a job for reason’s that are not your fault you can claim one month salary per year.