Hospira v Roper & Others Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceEDA 1315
Legal BodyEquality Tribunal (EQT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionRedundancy and Reorganisation, Discrimination and Equality
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 remained in employment until the normal retirement age of 65, whichever was the lesser. Each of the
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