Lay-Offs – What Do They Mean With Respect To Notice Payments?

Posted in : Reddy Made Contracts on 6 October 2022
Siobhán Lafferty
Reddy Charlton LLP
Issues covered: Temporary lay-off; Covid-19; Notice Pay; Pay in lieu of notice

Lay-offs were possibly not one of the more commonly used sections of an employment contract for most sectors.  However, Covid-19 brought the issue of lay-offs and short-time working to the fore as many industries could not continue to operate.  This highlighted the importance of having lay-off provisions within employment contracts.  Further, the recent decision of Patricia O’Malley v Pallomar Limited [2022] (ADJ-00029863) considered the issue of how lay-off provisions interact with notice payments and provides further clarity on this issue.

Background

The Complainant was a restaurant manager who was full time and permanent.  Her employment was terminated further to a

Already a subscriber?

Click here to login and access the full article.

Don't miss out, register today!

Are you fully aware of the benefits of Legal-Island's Irish Employment Law Hub? We help thousands of people like you understand how the latest changes in Irish employment law impact your business through a mix of case law analysis and in-depth articles. All delivered right to your inbox.

We help you to understand the ramifications of each important case from Ireland and Europe.

We help you ensure that your organisation's policies and procedures are fully compliant with Irish law.

You will receive regular updates on Irish employment law including case law reviews, legislative changes, topical updates as well as answers to your burning questions through our Q&A feature.

You will have 24/7 access to the Employment Law Hub so you can research case law and HR issues when you need to.

Already a subscriber, now or Register

This article is correct at 06/10/2022
Disclaimer:

The information in this article is provided as part of Legal-Island's Employment Law Hub. We regret we are not able to respond to requests for specific legal or HR queries and recommend that professional advice is obtained before relying on information supplied anywhere within this article.

Siobhán Lafferty
Reddy Charlton LLP

The main content of this article was provided by Siobhán Lafferty. Contact telephone number is +353 1 661 9500 or email slafferty@reddycharlton.ie

View all articles by Siobhán Lafferty