Information Handbook: Rights and remedies available to employees facing a collective redundancy situation

Ireland’s legal framework provides protections to employees in situations of redundancy. A redundancy refers to a situation where an employee’s position ceases to exist and the employee is not being replaced. For instance, a redundancy can arise where an employee’s contract of employment is coming to an end, his or her employer is restructuring or closing the business, or because the business is insolvent and is no longer allowed to trade.

This handbook aims to ensure that employees are aware of the protections that exist for employees whose term of employment is ending because their position is no longer available and is not about to be replaced. The most relevant pieces of information have been brought together to ensure that employees are fully informed of their rights and can act accordingly.

Topics: Workplace and Skills, Redundancy Payments