How to say ‘You’re fired’ in 7 languagesLittle consistency when it comes to global termination provisionsBy George Waggott04/05/2010|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/04/2010 Do you know what employment “at-will” means? Are you aware some European countries make it virtually impossible to terminate someone unless a company can prove there has been serious employee misconduct? Are you familiar with the labour laws of major emerging economies?The laws pertaining to dismissal and severance can vary greatly from country to country. It’s important for HR professionals to understand these differences — you may have to discuss termination with colleagues in other countries (if your company is multinational) or assist newly arrived foreign employees unfamiliar with domestic policies and applicable laws.The following is a summary of the laws of dismissal and severance in some of the world’s largest economies. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.