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Exclusions and qualifications: Eight-hours threshold breaches European law

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In Clifford v Devon County Council, the EAT confirms that the number of hours per week worked is no longer relevant to qualification for redundancy pay or compensation for unfair dismissal in the case of public sector employees who have worked for an employer for more than two years.

Under various provisions of the Employment Protection (Consolidation) Act 1978 (the EP(C)A), employees who work 16 or more hours a week need only a two-year period of continuous employment in order to qualify for the right either to claim a statutory redundancy payment or to complain of unfair dismissal.