As an employee, you are liable to get gratuity after completing an year of continuous service, provided you fulfil the criteria laid down in Article 132 of the Employment Law, which states: "An employee who has completed a period of one or more years of continuous service shall be entitled to severance pay on the termination of his employment. The days of absence from work without pay shall not be included in calculating the period of service. The severance pay shall be calculated as follows:
On the contrary, if you are a contract based employee and leave the job before the expiry of the contract, you will not be entitled to severance pay unless your continuous period of service exceeds five years.
Having said that, according to Article 139 of the Employment Law, there are two conditions where the employee won’t be entitled for gratuity payment: