Statutory Redundancy Payments and Retirement

Posted in : Labour & Superior Court Case Law Review Panel on 15 February 2016
Alastair Purdy
Purdy Fitzgerald
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This article from the Labour and Superior Court Case Law Review Panel is written by Alastair Purdy of Purdy FitzGerald and concerns retirement ages and redundancy, a topic of great importance since the commencement of the Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015 last month. In this article, Alistair suggests that a well-known Irish employment equality case may no longer be good law. 

Alastair writes:

Statutory redundancy payments under the Redundancy Payments Acts 1967-2011 were initially limited to employees between the ages of 16 and 66. This cap was removed by virtue of Section 3 of the 2003 Redundancy Payments Acts to take account of the Framework Directive on Equality i.e.

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Alastair Purdy
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