Redundancy Payments Act, 1967

JurisdictionIreland
CitationIR No. 21/1967
Year1967


Number 21 of 1967


REDUNDANCY PAYMENTS ACT 1967

REVISED

Updated to 19 April 2022


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Redundancy Payments Act 1967. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2022 (6/2022), enacted 12 April 2022, and all statutory instruments up to and including the Appointment of Special Advisers (Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine) Order 2022 (S.I. No. 199 of 2022), made 20 April 2022, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

Disclaimer: While every care has been taken in the preparation of this Revised Act, the Law Reform Commission can assume no responsibility for and give no guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up to date nature of the information provided and does not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions. Please notify any errors, omissions and comments by email to

revisedacts@lawreform.ie.


Number 21 of 1967


REDUNDANCY PAYMENTS ACT 1967

REVISED

Updated to 19 April 2022


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related Legislation

Redundancy Payments Acts 1967 to 2022: this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one (Redundancy Payments (Amendment) Act 2022 (3/2022), s. 5(2)). The Acts in this group are:

Redundancy Payments Act 1967 (21/1967)

Redundancy Payments Act 1971 (20/1971)

Redundancy Payments Act 1973 (11/1973) (not amended)

Redundancy Payments Act 1979 (7/1979)

Protection of Employees (Employer’s Insolvency) Act 1984 (21/1984), s. 12

Social Welfare Act 1990 (5/1990), ss. 26, 27 and 29

Worker Protection (Regular Part-Time Employees) Act 1991 (5/1991), in so far as it relates to the Redundancy Payments Acts 1967 to 1990

Social Welfare Act 1991 (7/1991), s. 39 other than subs. (2)

Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001 (45/2001), in so far as it relates to the Redundancy Payments Acts 1967 to 1990

Redundancy Payments Act 2003 (14/2003)

Protection of Employment (Exceptional Collective Redundancies and Related Matters) Act 2007 (27/2007), insofar as it relates to the Redundancy Payments Acts 1967 to 2003

Social Welfare Act 2011 (37/2011), Part 3

Social Welfare Act 2012 (43/2012), Part 3

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(19) and the amendment to the Redundancy Payments Act 1967 provided for in s. 5(6) and sch. 2 part 6

Redundancy Payments (Amendment) Act 2022 (3/2022), ss. 1-3, 5

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations.

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1972, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Redundancy Payments (Amendment) Act 2022 (3/2022)

Workplace Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2021 (29/2021)

Criminal Justice (Perjury and Related Offences) Act 2021 (13/2021)

Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020 (2/2020)

Parent’s Leave and Benefit Act 2019 (35/2019)

Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 (11/2016)

National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 (22/2015)

Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015)

Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (9/2015)

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014)

Further Education and Training Act 2013 (25/2013)

Education and Training Boards Act 2013 (11/2013)

Social Welfare Act 2012 (43/2012)

Protection of Employees (Temporary Agency Work) Act 2012 (13/2012)

Social Welfare Act 2011 (37/2011)

Inland Fisheries Act 2010 (10/2010)

Labour Services (Amendment) Act 2009 (38/2009)

National Asset Management Agency Act 2009 (34/2009)

Protection of Employment (Exceptional Collective Redundancies and Related Matters) Act 2007 (27/2007)

Employment Permits Act 2006 (16/2006)

Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2006 (13/2006)

Adoptive Leave Act 2005 (25/2005)

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (10/2005)

Maternity Protection (Amendment) Act 2004 (28/2004)

Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004 (9/2004)

Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act 2003 (29/2003)

Redundancy Payments Act 2003 (14/2003)

Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001 (45/2001)

National Minimum Wage Act 2000 (5/2000)

Parental Leave Act 1998 (30/1998)

Employment Equality Act 1998 (21/1998)

Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 (39/1997)

Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (20/1997)

Adoptive Leave Act 1995 (2/1995)

Maternity Protection Act 1994 (34/1994)

Irish Shipping Limited (Payments To Former Employees) Act 1994 (10/1994)

Terms of Employment (Information) Act 1994 (5/1994)

Unfair Dismissals (Amendment) Act 1993 (22/1993)

Payment of Wages Act 1991 (25/1991)

Social Welfare Act 1991 (7/1991)

Worker Protection (Regular Part-Time Employees) Act 1991 (5/1991)

Pensions Act 1990 (25/1990)

Social Welfare Act 1990 (5/1990)

Labour Services Act 1987 (15/1987)

Social Welfare Act 1987 (2/1987)

Social Welfare Act 1986 (8/1986)

Protection of Employees (Employers’ Insolvency) Act 1984 21/1984)

Redundancy Payments Act 1979 (7/1979)

Unfair Dismissals Act 1977 (10/1977)

Redundancy Payments Act 1973 (11/1973)

Redundancy Payments Act 1971 (20/1971)

All Acts up to and including Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2022 (6/2022), enacted 12 April 2022, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Redundancy Payments Act 1967 (Section 12A(2)) (Covid-19) (No. 2) Order 2021 (S.I. No. 284 of 2021)

Redundancy Payments Act 1967 (Section 12A(2)) (Covid-19) Order 2021 (S.I. No. 103 of 2021)

Redundancy Payments Act 1967 (Section 12A(2)) (Covid-19) (No. 4) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 545 of 2020)

Employment Affairs and Employment Law (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 438 of 2020)

Redundancy Payments Act 1967 (Section 12A(2)) (Covid-19) (No. 3) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 349 of 2020)

Redundancy Payments Act 1967 (Section 12A(2)) (Covid-19) (No. 2) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 290 of 2020)

Redundancy Payments Act 1967 (Section 12A(2)) (Covid-19) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 193 of 2020)

Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 418 of 2011)

European Communities (Working Conditions of Mobile Workers Engaged in Interoperable Cross-Border Services in the Railway Sector) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 377 of 2009)

European Communities (Organisation of Working Time) (Mobile Staff in Civil Aviation) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 507 of 2006)

Redundancy Payments (Lump Sum) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 695 of 2004)

Redundancy Payments (Lump Sum) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 41 of 2001)

Redundancy Payments (Lump Sum) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 64 of 1994)

Redundancy (Notice of Dismissal) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 348 of 1991)

Redundancy Certificate Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 347 of 1991)

Redundancy (Rebates) Regulations 1990 (S.I. No. 122 of 1990)

Redundancy Payments (Lump Sum) Regulations 1990 (S.I. No. 18 of 1990)

Redundancy Payments (Variation of Employer’s Redundancy Contribution) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 68 of 1989)

Redundancy Payments (Cork Port Dockers) Regulations 1987 (S.I. No. 211 of 1987)

Redundancy Payments (Variation of Employer’s Redundancy Contribution) Regulations 1986 (S.I. No. 67 of 1986)

Redundancy Payments (Variation of Employer’s Redundancy Contribution) Regulations 1985 (S.I. No. 75 of 1985)

Redundancy (Rebates) Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 222 of 1984)

Redundancy Certificate Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 221 of 1984)

Redundancy (Notice of Dismissal) Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 220 of 1984)

Redundancy Payments (Variation of Employer’s Redundancy Contribution) Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 63 of 1984)

Redundancy Payments (Lump Sum) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 108 of 1983)

Redundancy Payments (Employer’s Redundancy Contribution) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 84 of 1983)

Redundancy (Resettlement Assistance) (Revocation) Regulations 1982 (S.I. No. 251 of 1982)

Redundancy (Resettlement Assistance) Regulations 1982 (S.I. No. 248 of 1982)

Redundancy Payments (Lump Sum) Regulations 1982 (S.I. No. 104 of 1982)

Redundancy Payments (Variation of Employer’s Redundancy Contribution) Regulations 1982 (S.I. No. 75 of 1982)

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