Question

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Q: I am just after going on illness benefit and am being told that I am going to be made redundant. Am I entitled to redundancy payment still?

 

A: Your redundancy entitlement relates to your length of service but absence due to illness over the last 3 years will not be counted in your length of service. 

If you are suffering from an ordinary illness, the portion of an absence in excess of 26 consecutive weeks because of illness, including injury is deemed as non reckonable service for redundancy purposes. 

If you are suffering from an occupational illness, the portion of an absence in excess of 52 consecutive weeks because of an occupational accident or disease is deemed non reckonable service for redundancy purposes.