Why are fixed-term workers entitled to statutory redundancy pay after two years? What if the business doesn’t need them anymore?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 29 February 2016 Issues covered:
Fixed-term employees are statutorily entitled to a redundancy payment by virtue of the Redundancy Payments Acts 1967-2014 (the “Acts”) which provide for a minimum redundancy payment for all employees who have been in employment for more than 104 weeks and who have been dismissed by reason of redundancy.Under the Acts, a redundancy situation may arise on a number of grounds including, in particular, where the requirements of the business for employees to carry out work of a particular kind in the place where he/she was so employed have ceased or diminished or are expected to cease or diminish.
Where a fixed-term employee’s contract expires and it is not renewed on the basis of any of the
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