Redundancy update

Update: September 21st

The government has agreed a special payment for employees made redundant who have lost reckonable service while in receipt of the PUP or another jobseekers payment over the pandemic. This payment will come from the Social Insurance Fund (SIF) and will ensure workers won’t be left short of their redundancy entitlements.

The State will make a special payment of up to a maximum of €1,860, to workers who have lost out on reckonable service while temporarily laid off over the course of the pandemic and who are made redundant.

Find out more about this special payment, along with additional information on ongoing recovery and support.

Update: September 15th

The Government has announced the temporary suspension of Redundancy Payments which has been in effect during the COVID-19 emergency will cease on 30 September 2021.

Businesses are advised to understand the impact of Redundancy Payments and the potential implications of Redundancy and PUP.