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Overview: Redundancy

An overview of Redundancy Payments, with links to more detailed information, including frequently asked questions.

Qualifying for Redundancy

If you lose your job in Ireland you may be eligible for redundancy. What are the rules on qualifying for a redundancy payment.

Redundancy Payments

Describes redundancy payments and how statutory redundancy is calculated.

Redundancy Procedures

There are a number of procedures employers must follow when making staff redundant. Find out about these procedures and how your rights are set down in law.

Collective Redundancies

Collective redundancies occur when a number of people are being made redundant by an employer at the same time

Notifications to Minister

Section 12 of the Protection of Employment Act 1977 (as amended) requires employers to notify the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection in writing of the proposals at least 30 days before the first dismissal takes effect.

Lay off, short-time working and redundancy

Employees who have in a lay-off or short-time working situation may be entitled to a redundancy payment. Find out more.

Compensation for Loss of Employment - Taxation of Lump Sum

Lump sum payments in compensation for loss of employment in Ireland are subject to tax. How is tax calculated and what are your entitlements?

Contact Us

Redundancy Payments Section

General Information on the Redundancy Payments Scheme is available from the Workplace Relations Customer Services or the Redundancy Payments Section, Floor 2, Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Ground Floor, Gandon House, Amiens Street, Dublin 1. D01 A361 
Ph:(01) 673 4500 or LoCall: 1890 800 699

Workplace Relations Customer Services (formerly Information Services of the National Employment Rights Authority)

Telephone: (059) 9178990

Note: please note that the rates charged for the use of 1890 (LoCall) numbers may vary among different service providers

Last modified:12/12/2018

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