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The increasing intervention of legislation in the employment relationship is most evident in the level of regulation now governing the circumstances in which contracts of employment may be terminated. A series of statues and statutory instruments, such as the Redundancy Payments Acts and the Protection of Employment Acts outline the procedures which need to followed in the event of termination due to a redundancy. The unfair dismissals legislation gives an employee a right to bring a claim for an unfair dismissal. For a dismissal to be deemed fair it must satisfy the requirements of the Acts. The legislation and regulations in the area of termination of employment are complex. They are also procedurally demanding from an employer's perspective. Employers should always seek advice from the Ibec Knowledge Centre or their IR/HR advisor when proposing to commence a disciplinary process which may lead to termination of employment, or when implementing a redundancy situation.