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.


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

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Siobhán Lafferty
Reddy Charlton LLP

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