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Redundancy Selection Matrix

With redundancy activity unfortunately an inevitable consequence of COVID 19, as a number of businesses are unable to re-open or are now operating with fewer employees, it is critical that the redundancy process is managed in line with legislation and best HR practice to ensure that additional costs do not arise for employers for unfair dismissal claims due to unfair selection for redundancy.

Lay Off & Redundancy During COVID-19

A lot of concern has been expressed about potential redundancy claims arising due to extended lay off or short time working during the COVID-19 Emergency Period. This comes on top of all the other pressing issues that employers need to deal with. The good news is that this issue has been dealt with under the COVID-19 Emergency legislation.

€55k Awarded To Director of Marketing For Discrimination On Grounds of Gender

The Complainant has been employed for almost four years before made redundant without notice, and 14 days after informing her employer that she was pregnant. The Complainant contended that she had been discriminated against on gender and family status grounds and had been dismissed by means of redundancy due to her pregnancy.

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