Alternatives to Redundancies

Posted in : Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 14 October 2020
Susan Doris-Obando
Issues covered: Redundancy; Short-time Working; Lay-off; Coronavirus

As the negative impact on businesses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic continues, Deirdre Crowley, Partner, Matheson and Susan Doris-Obando, Senior Associate, Matheson look at alternatives to redundancies.

Lay-off and short-time working

An employee may be placed on a period of lay-off where, subject to the conditions set out in the Redundancy Payments Acts 1967 to 2014 (“RPA”), his or her employer is unable to provide the work for which the employee is paid, and it is reasonable in the circumstances that the employer believes that the cessation of employment will not be permanent and the employer gives notice to the employee prior to the cessation.  There is no statutory minimum

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