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Redundancy bleg

The meaning of an employment redundancy is, I assume, that a position is either no longer required or if an employer is bankrupt. I’ll ignore the second possible reason for “redundancy”.

I assume that a “redundancy” does not arise if a worker on a high salary is replaced by one on a lower salary and the previous work activities continue since, in this case, the position is still required. It is only that it is now being argued that the work can be carried out more cheaply by a less costly worker – for example, by employing a casual or on a lower salary.

Does anyone know if there are laws limiting redundancies from occurring in this latter situation?

 

1 comment to Redundancy bleg

  • hc

    Thanks to several non-publicity-seeking respondents. I understand these issues much better now!

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