Re-employment of Redundant Employees

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 4 May 2010
Emma-Jane Flannery
Arthur Cox

In a word, yes. That said, the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 does envisage that this situation sometimes arises and through highly technical provisions relating to so-called "vanishing dismissals", partly addresses the issue. If an employee is made redundant (voluntarily or otherwise) and, within four weeks of that redundancy, either:

a) his or her contract of employment is renewed; or
b) he or she is re-engaged under a new contract of employment then, provided the offer of re-engagement was made before the employee's employment terminated,

then the redundancy dismissal is

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Emma-Jane Flannery
Arthur Cox

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