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Work Certificate

Verified 27 octobre 2021 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

The work certificate is a document given by the employer to the employee on the date of termination of the employment contract. It is given to the employee for any type of employment contract (CDI, CDD...), whatever the reason for the break (resignation, dismissal...).

  • Identity of the employer (name, address, company name, head office)
  • Employee Identity (Name, First Name, Address)
  • Employee Entry and Exit Dates
  • Nature of job(s) successively occupied
  • Periods during which the employee occupied these jobs
  • Free maintenance of health during the whole period of unemployment, if the employee benefited
  • Free maintenance of benefits (in case of death, incapacity for work or invalidity) throughout the period of unemployment, if the employee benefited
  • Date of delivery of certificate and place of drafting
  • Employer Signature

An online-fillable working certificate template is available:

Work certificate template

Directorate of Legal and Administrative Information (Dila) - Prime Minister

If the employee gives notice

The employer shall deliver to the employee his employment certificate on the date of termination of the employment contract.

Example :

If the employment contract ends on November 30, the certificate must be delivered to the employee on that date.

If the employee is waived

The employer shall give the employee his or her certificate of employment on the date of termination of the employment contract, even if the employee is exempted from notice.

Example :

If the employment contract ends on November 30 and the employee is waived of notice on or after November 1to October, the certificate is not due until November 30. Pending the termination of the contract, the employer may issue a certificate to the employee specifying the termination date and the possibility for the employee, pending that date, to hold another job.

If the employer does not issue a work certificate to the employee who leaves the company, he or she is liable to a fine of €750.

In the absence of the delivery of the work certificate by the employer on the date of termination of the employment contract, the employee may judge and get damages.