Labor and Employment
Regardless of the economic environment, dismissal will always be an important issue for employers. In Japan, the dismissal of employees is strictly regulated under Japan’s labor and employment laws, and dismissal, if handled wrongly, could result in significant legal liability. Our firm provides support for clients on all issues involving the severance/dismissal of employees including dismissal on disciplinary grounds, dismissal due to incompetence, dismissal due to corporate restructuring, or consensual early termination. Our firm is able to assist at all stages, including the initial planning for severance, conducting of investigations, communicating the situation to the target employees, negotiating the severance package, taking the necessary procedures for unilateral dismissal, preparing the necessary ancillary documents such as letters to the target employees, and the drafting of termination-related agreements.