Woolworths Collective Redundancy Case and its Relevance in Ireland

Posted in : Labour & Superior Court Case Law Review Panel on 19 May 2015
Barry Walsh
McDowell Purcell
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A collective redundancy under Irish law is determined by the Protection of Employment Acts 1977 to 2014 (“the Act”) and involves situations where dismissals effected by reason of redundancy in any period of 30 consecutive days exceed certain thresholds. See the unofficial restated version of the Act below:


In particular, the Act applies when the following thresholds are hit in any period of 30 consecutive days:

  • at least five redundancies in an establishment normally employing more than 20 and less than 50 employees;
  • at least ten redundancies in an establishment normally employing at

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Barry Walsh
McDowell Purcell

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