Redundancy Entitlements

We provide advice to both employers and employees on all matters arising in relation to Redundancy payments.
The Redundancy Payments Acts 1967-2007 provide a minimum entitlement to a redundancy payment for employees who have a set period of service with the employer. Not all employees are entitled to the statutory redundancy payment, even where a redundancy situation exists. If an employee does qualify for redundancy there are specific redundancy procedures which employers and employees must follow in order to comply with the legislation and Healy O’Connor Solicitors provide advice in relation to such matters.

Statutory Redundancy

The statutory redundancy payment is a lump-sum payment based on the pay of the employee. All eligible employees are entitled to:

  • Two weeks’ pay for every year of service over the age of 16 and
  • One further week’s pay

The amount of statutory redundancy is subject to a maximum earnings limit of €600 per week (€31,200 per year).
If an employer refuses to pay the redundancy lump sum or if there is a dispute about redundancy an employee can bring a claim to the Employment Appeals Tribunal and this must be done within one year of the dismissal.

Contact us

Healy O’Connor Solicitors provide employment law advice representation at the Employment Appeals Tribunal. For further information please contact our Employment Law Specialists at employmentteam@hoc.ie

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