Redundancy is where an employee’s position ceases to exist and the employee is not replaced. Any employee aged 16 or over with 104 weeks’ continuous service with an employer is entitled to a statutory redundancy payment in this situation.
The statutory redundancy payment is two week’s gross pay per year of service up to a ceiling of €600 per week plus one week’s pay, which is also subject to the ceiling of €600. This payment is tax-free.
For information on how to calculate your entitlements please go to the redundancy calculator on the Department of Social Protection website.
For information on the status of redundancy lumpsum or rebate claims submitted for payment you can contact the Redundancy Payments Section directly on 1890 800 699. Further information will also be published on www.welfare.ie
Some employers may make redundancy agreements above the statutory rate.
For a copy of the relevant redundancy forms please go to the redundancy page on the Department of Social Protection website.
Further information on redundancy can also be found in the Redundancy Payments Acts 1967-2007.
See also copy of Collective Redundancies Act on the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation website.
Information on Collective Redundancies can be found in NERA's Collective Redundancy Factsheet
Complaints in relation to statutory redundancy payments can be made to Workplace Relations by completing the Single Complaint Form.