Weekly Q&A – Can an employee on lay-off or short time request redundancy?

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Can an employee on lay-off or short time request redundancy?

Restrictions on certain redundancy rights under the Emergency Measures in the Public Interest COVID-19 Act 2020 have been extended again until end of March 2021. As it currently stands, employees on lay-off or short-time will not be able to trigger a redundancy payment if the lay-off or short-time is due to the effects or measures required to be taken by the employer to comply with, or as a consequence of, the Government policy to reduce the spread of infection of COVID-19.

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