13 March 2020 – Delayed redundancy claims of recently laid off employees

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Business support
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Irish Government delayed redundancy claims for those temporarily laid off, or temporarily put on short-time work.

Ordinarily, an employee who is laid off or put on short-time hours can claim redundancy payments from the employer.

Workers will not be able to claim redundancy during the emergency period if you were laid off or put on short-time work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The emergency period set out in legislation is 13 March 2020 to 31 May 2020. This period may be extended.
Full details here: https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/employment/unemployment_and_redundancy/redundancy/lay_off_short_time_working_and_redundancy.html#l99a8e