How does an employee approach an employer for redundancy when they are employed on a permanent part time contract (Catering Employment) but have not had any work from their employer for over 3 months?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 4 November 2014
Zelda Cunningham
Arthur Cox
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Generally, redundancy only arises in specific circumstances as defined in the Redundancy Payments Act 1967 - 2012 (the “Acts”), i.e. where there is a change in circumstances of the employer, whereby certain roles are no longer required by the employer’s business or there is a necessity for a reduction in the overall headcount. As such, an employee generally cannot claim redundancy from their employer unless a redundancy situation exists.

An employee can approach their employer about redundancy if the employee has been placed on lay-off by their employer for a period of four or more consecutive weeks or within a period of 13 weeks, for a series of six weeks or more weeks.

“Lay-off” occurs

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Zelda Cunningham
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