Redundancy – Is the Position Redundant or Not?
Redundancy under the National Employment Standard happens when an employer either:
- decides they no longer want an employee’s job to be done by anyone and terminates their employment (except in cases of ordinary and customary turnover of labour), or
- becomes insolvent or bankrupt.
Note: What constitutes ordinary and customary turnover of labour will depend on the relevant circumstances.
Redundancy may happen when:
- the job someone has been doing is replaced due to the employer introducing new technology (i.e. it can be done by a machine)
- business slows down due to lower sales or production
- the business relocates
- a merger or takeover happens
- the business restructures or reorganises.
Friday, June 21, 2013
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