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Notice period in
Sweden.

SALARY PAYMENT IN Swedish Krona (SEK, kr)

CONTRACT LANGUAGES Swedish / English

PAYROLL TAX 31.42%

PAYROLL CYCLE Monthly

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What is the minimum notice period when resigning in Sweden?

The mandatory length of notice in Sweden depends on the length of service:

  • In probation period → min. 14 days
  • 0 to 2 years employment → min. 1 month
  • 2 to 4 years employment → min. 2 months
  • 4 to 6 years employment → min. 3 months
  • 6 to 8 years employment → min. 4 months
  • 8 to 10 years employment → min. 5 months
  • above 10 years employment → min. 6 months
  • OR: Immediate termination = Payment in-lieu of notice

Video: Notice of resignation

What are the consequences of an insufficient notice period in Sweden?

If an employee does not provide a sufficient notice period, the employee may need to provide payment in lieu of notice to the employer.

If the employer provides insufficient notice, this is considered unlawful termination and the employee may be entitled to compensation and “redistribution” i.e. to have their job reinstated or to be offered another role at the company.

Is it possible to reduce the notice period in Sweden under exceptional circumstances?

It is possible to shorten the notice period in Sweden. This would require both parties to consent to the new employment termination date. This might happen in cases of relocation to a new city, a family medical emergency, or another personal or professional reason.

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FAQs

Employees must provide 14 days’ notice if resigning during the notice period.

After the notice period, the employee must provide 1 month of notice before resigning in Sweden.

If the employee has worked with the company for more than 2 years, the employee must provide 2 months of notice before resigning in Sweden.

Employers must provide 14 days’ notice if terminating employment during the notice period in Sweden.

After the notice period, employers must provide 1 month of notice to employees before terminating employment in Sweden.

If the employee has worked with the company for more than 2 years, the employer must provide 2 months of notice before terminating employment in Sweden.

  • 30 days (if employed less than 2 years)
  • 60 days (if employed more than 2 years)
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