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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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1   Link   National Insurance Services
The National Insurance Services (formerly called the National Insurance Scheme) became operational on January 5th, 1987. It is a statutory corporation established by Act No. 33 of 1986 and its functions are executed in accordance with a number of legislations.
2   Link   National Development Foundation
The National Development Foundation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (NDFSVG) is a Non-Profit Development Agency incorporated on October 26, 1983. The main purpose of the foundation is to promote self-help development among the less privileged sectors primarily through the provision of credit, technical assistance and training in the initiation and/or development of owner managed enterprises.
3   Link   Prime Minister's Office
Office of the Prime Minister Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines
4   Link   Bank Of St Vincent and the Grenadines
Bank of St Vincent and the Grenadines
5   Link   Centre for Enterprise Development
The Centre for Enterprise Development is working to bring you a website that offers practical information for business development.
6   Link   Ministry of Agriculture
Ministry of Agriculture,Rural Transformation Forestry and Fisheries Government of St.Vincent and the Grenadines
7   Link   Statistical Office
Statistical Office, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning,Government of St Vincent ans the Grenadines
8   Link   Ministry of Education
Ministry of Education Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines
9   Link   The Youth Affairs Department
The Youth Affairs Department is housed in the Ministry of National Mobilization, Social Development Youth and Sports. The Department was established in 1985, following the result of the 1980 census. This revealed that there were at least 22,310 persons, or approximately 22.8% of the population between the ages of 15-24 years in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, who were classified as Youth. It was therefore recognized, that by virtue of the numbers, youth represented a significant reservoir of our Nation’s Human Resources, and therefore needed a separate place in the national planning process.
10   Link   Public Service Union
The Public Service Union was organized as a result of one of the findings of the Moyne Royal Commission of 1939, that the workers in St. Vincent were not properly represented and that there were no Trade Union in St. Vincent.