Hospira v Roper & Others [2013]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    EDA 1315
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Redundancy and Reorganisation, Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Calculating redundancy payments

The complainants in the case had been employed by Hospira for periods ranging from 16-25 years and their employment contracts were terminated following Hospira's decision to close the plant in Donegal in which they worked. Hospira agreed redundancy terms with SIPTU which provided for a payment of five weeks’ pay per year of service in addition to statutory redundancy payments. 

However, in the case of those employees who were close to retirement age it was agreed that they would receive either the terms of the agreed package or the amount of salary that they would have earned had they

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This article is correct at 21/05/2013

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