Factsheet no. 4: Redundancy and COVID-19

Many businesses are making employees redundant during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Redundancy is a type of job loss that occurs when your employer no longer requires someone to work in your position. It should not be because of your performance as an employee. 

Redundancy should only be offered as a last resort. 

This factsheet explains when an employer is able to offer redundancy, what your rights and entitlements are, and what you can do if you are made redundant.

Published: September 2021

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