Protection of Employment Act 1977

Collective redundancies not to take effect for 30 days.


14.(1) Collective redundancies shall not take effect before the expiry of the period of 30 days beginning on the date of the relevant notification under section 12.

(2) Where collective redundancies are effected by an employer before the expiry of the 30-day period mentioned in subsection (1) the employer shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction on indictment to a fine not exceeding F26[250,000].

F27[(3) Subsections (1) and (2) shall not apply in the case of collective redundancies arising from the employers business being terminated following bankruptcy or winding up proceedings or for any other reason as a result of a decision of a court of competent jurisdiction.]




Substituted (8.05.2007) by Protection of Employment (Exceptional Collective Redundancies and Related Matters) Act 2007 (27/2007), s. 13, commenced on enactment.


Inserted (9.12.1996) by Protection of Employment Order 1996 (S.I. No. 370 of 1996), art. 12.

Editorial Notes:


Previous affecting provision: fine substituted (20.12.2001) by Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001 (45/2001), s. 21, (S.I. No. 636 of 2001), superseded as per F-note above.