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I know this is not the exact place for such question but since it's related to what's been said in previous posts and interests me -and may interest others-: does anyone know if according to the labor law an employee (Thai or farang) who'd wish to retire at 55 (still minimum legal age I assume) would be able to claim and get the severance pay automatically?
 

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I know this is not the exact place for such question but since it's related to what's been said in previous posts and interests me -and may interest others-: does anyone know if according to the labor law an employee (Thai or farang) who'd wish to retire at 55 (still minimum legal age I assume) would be able to claim and get the severance pay automatically?

 

 

Doubt it. If they want to let you go, ok

 

If resign - get nada

 

But I am a few years out of date already

 

 

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In most industries nationality has no impact on eligibility for severance. The only exception I know of is teaching as the private school act barred foreign teachers from severance. However, a Supreme court ruling in 2014 found in favour of the plaintiffs & ordered an International school in Pattaya to pay severance to the foreign teachers as their fixed term contracts weren't renewed

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3 hours ago, david143 said:

K.Neeranam
exactly how old are you , are you reaching over 60, because i heard 60 or over 60 they not consider for Thai citizenship, i may wrong but need to know too.
 

I'm nearly 54.

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4 hours ago, GarryP said:

You are paid severance upon retirement. The rates for those who have worked in the same place for more than 20 years were very recently increased from 300 to 400 days, which will be my case when I retire in 3.5 years.  If they wish to keep you on after the standard retirement age, quite a few companies pay the severance sum upon reaching 55 or 60, as the case may be, and then re-hire on a one year contract basis. 

 

I am not sure what happens in those companies that do not have a fixed retirement age. They could keep you on indefinitely hoping you will quit so they do not have to pay severance. I will try to find out more on this as I find it quite interesting.  

Apparently all companies need to indicate such information in their regulations, i.e. the company's retirement age. As such, it would be a none issue.

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I agree with Gaz the company will state its age of retirement in the employee handbook/work rules.

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2 hours ago, Big Guns said:

I agree with Gaz the company will state its age of retirement in the employee handbook/work rules.

What about a government school?

I assume that is 60.

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2 hours ago, Big Guns said:

I agree with Gaz the company will state its age of retirement in the employee handbook/work rules.

What about a government school?

I assume that is 60.

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20 minutes ago, Neeranam said:

What about a government school?

I assume that is 60.

Yes. The retirement age for civil servants is currently 60 and that includes school teachers. So it should be no different for non-civil servant teachers who work in government schools. 

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14 hours ago, GarryP said:

Yes. The retirement age for civil servants is currently 60 and that includes school teachers. So it should be no different for non-civil servant teachers who work in government schools. 

I assume it includes foreign teachers too. One question, if a 65 year old Brit has been working at the same school for 15 years, and has been told he must leave in 2 years when his daughter finishes, is he entitled to severance?

 

If I get citizenship, I'd like to become a legal advisor for foreign teachers, so many never apply for severance.

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Neeranam when the contract ends they owe you 10 months salary as severance. Unfortunately severance is capped at 10 months until you hit 20 years then its 20 months.

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8 hours ago, Big Guns said:

Neeranam when the contract ends they owe you 10 months salary as severance. Unfortunately severance is capped at 10 months until you hit 20 years then its 20 months.

It's rather 400 days (13.3 months) after 20 years.

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Yes Gaba you're right its 400 days for 20 years service. My case was 300 days for 10 years. When you receive naturalisation its worth checking if the firm you're working for has different retirement ages for Thai & foreign staff & how they will apply it.

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1 minute ago, qualtrough said:

 

nothing to worry qualtrough

Age

Age Points
20 to 30 2 points
30 to 40 5 points
40 to 50 10 points
50 to 60 8 points
Over 60 5 points

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