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A. Legislation / Code of Practice

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The following legislation should be considered when looking at redundancy:

  • Redundancy Payments Acts 1967-2012: Sets out the notice requirements, the eligibility for payment, the service requirements and all requirements relating to statutory redundancy payments.
  • Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977-2011: An Employee who is covered under the Acts and feels that they were unfairly selected for redundancy may take a case of Unfair Dismissal under these Acts.
  • Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts 1973-2005: Although the Redundancy Payments Acts outline that at least 2 weeks notice of Redundancy must be given, Employers must adhere to the minimum notice requirements in the Acts for Employees who may have in excess of 5 years service.
  • Employment Equality Acts 1998-2012: If an Employee feels that they were unfairly selected for redundancy by reason of one of the nine protected grounds under Employment Equality legislation, they may take a case under these Acts.