Question

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Q: Can my employer tell me to take a week off without pay because business has decreased. This was done summarily without any prior notice

 

A: Check if your contract of employment provides for lay off or short time and if it does then your employer has the right. 

There is no legal set notice period but most good employers will give as much notice as possible. In the current climate a lay-off of one week is relatively short as you will see from other questions.