Deal with a request from a redundant employee to take time off work for training or to look for new employment

Key points

  • Employees who have been given notice of dismissal by reason of redundancy are entitled to take a reasonable amount of paid time off work to look for new employment or make arrangements for training for future employment.
  • To be eligible to take time off work, an employee must have the required minimum continuous service by the time his or her notice is due to expire.
  • What is a "reasonable" amount of time off will depend on the circumstances of the case.

XpertHR resources