28/03/2018 - What are the procedures employers must follow when making employees redundant? How must employers consult employees in a restructure or redundancy? These are amongst the most common questions member companies ask during redundancy and restructuring exercises.
Restructuring – plan ahead to maximise outcomes
27/03/2018 - The world of work is changing rapidly. Increasingly employers need to reorganise the way in which work is completed. This can include changes to the work processes, new technology, new products and new service delivery channels. Where previously restructuring may have occurred solely for cost saving and/or on an infrequent basis, it is becoming apparent that the reorganisation or restructuring of work is a competitive imperative for businesses to thrive
Ibec Redundancy Report 2016
30/01/2017 - A total of 373 companies provided information on conditions of employment in 2016, of whom 86 (23%) had implemented redundancies in the preceding twelve months. The attached document set out comprehensive information in relation to redundancy.
Cases relating to unfair selection for redundancy
27/01/2017 - Under the Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977-2015, redundancy is considered to be a fair ground for dismissal. Two of the most important characteristics of redundancy must be impersonality and change. For a fair redundancy to take place, the emphasis must be on the job and not the person. The onus is on the employer to prove that a genuine redundancy took place and that the processes and selection criteria used were fair
23/01/2017 - A collective redundancy sitiuation is governed by the Protection of Employment Acts 1977 to 2014.
23/01/2017 - This guideline is a short reference on the main provisions of the Redundancy Payments Acts.
Sample voluntary redundancy templates
23/01/2017 - In some circumstances for employers facing a redundancy situation it may be possible for to offer voluntary redundancy to those who wish to leave. If the voluntary redundancy programme achieves the necessary reduction in roles, the employer will be in the fortunate position of not having to implement redundancies on a compulsory basis.
Inviting Expressions of Interest in a Voluntary Redundancy Programme
16/07/2014 - To avoid confusion, an organisation should have clear, well communicated stages in any voluntary redundancy process. Above all, it should be obvious to employees, the stage of the process at which a binding contract will be formed.
Redundancy - an employer's guide
15/11/2013 - This report provides guidance to companies when they are faced with a redundancy situation. Issues such as the relevant legislation governing redundancies in Ireland, the selection process of employees, common features of redundancy packages and preparing for redundancy negotiations are also discussed.
A right to appeal a redundancy decision?
15/07/2013 - The last number of years has seen a marked increase in the number of cases before the Employment Appeals Tribunal (the “EAT”), including a significant number of dismissals on the grounds of redundancy being challenged, bringing the law on redundancy dismissals into sharper focus