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Q. If an employee is being made redundant would they be entitled to a payment from the employer?

When a person is being made redundant they should receive notice that their employment is going to end. The amount of notice will either be the minimum period defined in the Employment Act 2006 or that stated in the written statement, whichever is the greater. Additionally, people being made redundant who have at least 2 years’ service, are likely to be able to qualify for redundancy payment. Employers may be eligible to seek a rebate of some of this redundancy payment. Redundancy can be a delicate issue and the rules surrounding are slightly complicated. Our guide, provides useful information but please contact us in strict confidence, if you wish to discuss the matter or need further information.