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Prohibition against Termination

An employer shall not terminate the services of an employee on any of the following grounds:

1. Trade union membership or participation in trade union activities outside working hours or, with the consent of the employer, within working hours.

2. Seeking office as, or acting as the capacity of, an employee representative.

3. Making a complaint or participating in proceedings against an employer involving an alleged violation of laws and regulation.

4. Race, colour, sex, marital status, pregnancy, religion, political opinion, nationality or social origin.

5. Reasonable absence from work due to family emergencies or responsibilities.

6. Absence from work during maternity leave as certified by a medical practitioner.

7. Absence from work due to injury or illness provided that the employee submits a medical certificate to his employer by the third day of absence.

8. Absence from work in the performance of jury service as required by law.

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Home >> News and Events >> News >> Business Enterprises to launch HIV & AIDS Workplace Policy

The Department of Labour in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation launched a Pilot Project in June 2013 to implement HIV and AIDS Workplace Policies at the Enterprise Level. The Pilot Project ran from 1st July to 13th December 2013 and involved the following private sector enterprises: Bank of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Courts St. Vincent Ltd. CWSA, ECGC, GECCU, LIME, Mustique Company, NIS, St. Vincent Planned Parenthood Association, VINLEC, and ST. Vincent Employers Federation.

As a follow up to this pilot project, several of the enterprises which participated in this project will be launching their policies at a ceremony to be held on April 28th 2014, being “World Day for Safety and Health at Work”.  The ceremony will take place at the National Insurance Services’ Conference Room and is scheduled to begin at 9:00am.

Remarks will be made by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Mr Louis Deshong, Deputy Labour Commissioner, Mrs Bernadine Dublin and the featured speaker will be Hon. Minister of Labour, Maxwell Charles.