Employees who have been in continuous employment for at least 13 weeks are obliged to provide their employer with one week’s notice of termination of employment. If a greater amount of notice is specified in the employee’s contract of employment, then this notice must be given.
|Length of Service||Minimum Notice|
|Thirteen weeks to two years||One Week|
|Two to five years||Two Weeks|
|Five to ten years||Four Weeks|
|Ten to fifteen years||Six Weeks|
|More than fifteen years||Eight Weeks|
If the employer does not require the employee to work out any part of their notice, the employer is obliged to pay the employee for that period.
For further information download the Explanatory Leaflet on Minimum Notice & Terms of Employment Acts 1973 to 2001
Complaints in relation to Minimum Notice can be made to Workplace Relations by completing the Single Complaint Form.