Employment Law in Togo

Employment Law in

Employees in Togo are protected in a number of ways under the many pieces of Employment legislation that apply. A summary of available rights for employees is set out in the following list:

  • The right to a written contract setting out the terms of your employment, pay, hours, annual
  • leave etc. Employee meeting the minimum threshold of time in an employment cannot be unfairly dismissed. A failure by an employer to prove a dismissal was fair can result in often significant compensation for the employee
  • If a contract is not immediately available, a summary statement of the main terms of your employment within five days (5-day Statement)
  • The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018: afford employee a lot more control over their personal data.
  • As of 2018 “zero hour” contract are banned in most situations. Employee can insist on minimum payments and banded hours

The employment and working conditions of children and young people is regulated by legislation Employees in Togo are entitled to a national minimum wage, currently €9.80 per hour Employees have the right to a pay slip showing their gross wages and details of any deductions.

The amount of notice employees are entitled to prior to the termination of employment is set out in legislation

Since 2015 a framework exists for workers looking to improve their terms and conditions of employment, Get in Touch where collective bargaining is not recognised by their employer. Registered Employment Agreements