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Resignation and termination

Resignation and termination of contracts are governed by rules and regulations. Get a quick overview of what to be aware of.

If you want to resign, your notice to your employer is one month to the end of a month. For example: If you submit your resignation at the end of March you are expected to work throughout March and April.
There may be an mutually agreed extended period of notice in the employment contract, which in this case you have to respect.

If you resign before the end of a probationary period of max. 3 months, you have to give one day's notice. There may have been agreed longer notice period, typically 14 days.

A termination must be in writing. There are no legal requirements for the contents of a termination. It could look like this:

"(Submission date for the termination)

I hereby terminate my position for leaving on the (= date of expiry of the notice period).

Acknowledgement of Receipt


Employer's signature".


If your employment is terminated by your employer, your employer’s notice period depends on the duration of your employment with the company.

Notice Periods

The following shows the notice period applicable to your employer under the Danish Salaried Employees Act.

  • Less than 6 months: 1 month. If you are subject to a trial or probationary period, your employer has the right to terminate your employment with 14 days’ notice within the first three months.
  • 6 months - 3 years: 3 months (notice before the end of 2 years and 9 months of employment)
  • 3 years - 6 years: 4 months (notice before the end of 5 years and 8 months of employment)
  • 6 years - 9 years: 5 months (notice before the end of 8 years and 7 months of employment)
  • 9 years +: 6 months (notice before the end of 8 years and 7 months of employment)

Then it rises no further.

Note that if a termination is made ​​after 5 ½ months of employment, the notice of termination is three months, not one month. This is because you – with a notice period of 1 month – has been employed for more than 6 months at the time of termination.

Extended period of notice

There may be agreed mutually extended period of notice of the employment contract by the employer in this case must respect.

Obligation to work

During your notice period you are under obligation to continue working as usual unless otherwise agreed.

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IDA can advise you in case you are fired from your job. IDA will also answer your questions concerning remaining holiday time, reasons for dismissal, and the length of your own and your employer’s terms of notice.