Tuesday March 31, 2020

Getting to grips with redundancy

If you are facing redundancy, you need to familiarise yourself with several important terms and procedures, writes Colm Lennon

28th March, 2009

Eligibility: to be eligible for a redundancy payment, all employees must be over the age of 16, and have at least two years (104 weeks) continuous service. Also, full-time employees must be fully-insured under the Social Welfare Acts.

Special circumstances: an employee is not entitled to a redundancy payment if they accept a renewed or brand new contract from their employer, with immediate effect, provided the contract does not differ from the previous terms of employment. If...

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