Redundancy and the Law

Redundancy and the Law

A Short Guide to the Law on Dismissal with and Without Notice, and Rights Under the Redundancy Payments Act, 1965

1st Edition - January 1, 1967

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  • Author: Michael H. Whincup
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483138633

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Redundancy and the Law explains the Redundancy Payments Act by stating different cases that have been associated with this particular law. The first section of the book revolves more around the basics of employment contracts; this section also discusses how common law and statue law affect one's employment. Also included in this section are explanations about the employer-employee working relationship and the written and oral employment contracts. The book then points out the important aspects that need to be stated in a contract. In the latter parts of that chapter, discussions on contract dismissals and the Contracts of Employment Act of 1963 can be read. The second section of the book features six parts that cover relevant topics such as the Redundancy Payments Act of 1965, dismissal and termination, contract renewal/re-engagement, job lay-off, and calculations for the redundancy pay. This book provides great reference for people who want to know more about employment contracts. Employees, Law students, lawyers, and casual readers will benefit well by reading the book, as each topic is discussed thoroughly.

Table of Contents

  • Redundancy Cases and Other References

    I The Contract of Employment

    Common Law and Statute Law

    Who is an Employee?

    Written and Oral Contracts of Employment

    Terms of the Contract

    Ending the Contract: Dismissal with or without Notice

    The Contracts of Employment Act, 1963

    II The Redundancy Payments Act, 1965

    Outline of Provisions; Parts 1-6

    Part 1: Who Can Claim under the Act?

    Part 2: Claims after Dismissal for Redundancy

    (a) Dismissal; Termination without Dismissal

    (b) What is Redundancy? Dismissal for Redundancy

    (c) Dismissal for Reasons Other than Redundancy

    Part 3: Effect of Renewal of Contract or Re-Engagement

    (a) Time Limits for Renewal or Re-engagement

    (b) Written Offer of Alternative Employment

    (c) What is Suitable Alternative Employment?

    (d) Unsuitable Alternative Employment

    (e) Reasonable Refusal of Suitable Alternative Employment

    (f) Unreasonable Refusal of Alternative Employment

    Part 4: Termination after Short-time or Lay-off

    Part 5: The Redundancy Payment

    (a) How is the Payment Calculated?

    (b) Continuity of Employment and Change of Employer

    (c) The Week's Pay

    (d) Reductions for Pensions

    (e) The Employer's Contributions

    Part 6: The Industrial Tribunals

    Table of Cases

    Index of Industrial Tribunal Decisions


Product details

  • No. of pages: 88
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 2013
  • Published: January 1, 1967
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483138633

About the Author

Michael H. Whincup

About the Editor

E. Thorne

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