Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts, 1973 & 1991
Employees are entitled to statutory minimum notice or pay in lieu except where they are dismissed for misconduct. The statutory entitlements to minimum notice are based on periods of continuous service and are as follows:
13 weeks - 2 years 1 week
2 - 5 years 2 weeks
5 - 10 years 4 weeks
10 - 15 years 6 weeks
over 15 years 8 weeks
An employee must give an employer at lest one week's notice unless the employment contract specifies to the contrary.
Employers and employees may agree longer periods of notice.
Redress for breach of the Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts, 1973 and 1991 is obtained by application to the Employment Appeals Tribunal within six years of the breach.