Notice of dismissal
If a company dismisses a worker, they must either give notice at least 30 days in advance, or pay at least 30 days’ wages. This does not apply, however, if a company goes bankrupt for unavoidable reasons such as an earthquake, or if the worker is dismissed for a reason for which he or she is responsible. The workers listed below are not obliged to be given notice of dismissal.
(1) Workers employed by the day who began work within the previous month (excluding working continuously for more than one month).
(2) Persons employed for a predetermined period of less than two months (excluding working continuously for more than two months).
(3) Persons engaged in seasonal business who are employed for a predetermined period of less than four months (excluding working continuously for more than four months).
(4) Persons employed for the purpose of seeing whether or not they are capable of the work, who began work within the previous 14 days.

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