Part XI Redundancy Payments etc (ss 135-181)
Part XI Redundancy Payments etc (ss 135-181)

135 The right

(1)     An employer shall pay a redundancy payment to any employee of his if the employee—

(a)     is dismissed by the employer by reason of redundancy, or

(b)     is eligible for a redundancy payment by reason of being laid off or kept on short-time.

(2)     Subsection (1) has effect subject to the following provisions of this Part (including, in particular, sections 140 to 144, 149 to 152, 155 to 161 and 164).


136 Circumstances in which an employee is dismissed

(1)     Subject to the provisions of this section and sections 137 and 138, for the purposes of this Part an employee is dismissed by his employer if (and only if)—

(a)     the contract under which he is employed by the employer is terminated by the employer (whether with or without notice),

(b)     he is employed under a contract for a fixed term and that term expires without being renewed under the same contract, or

[(b)     he is employed under a limited term contract and that contract terminates by virtue of the limiting event without being renewed under the same contract, or]

(c)     the employee terminates the contract under which he is employed (with or without notice) in circumstances in which he is entitled to terminate it without notice by reason of the employer's conduct.

(2)     Subsection (1)(c) does not apply if the employee terminates the contract without notice in circumstances in which he is entitled to do so by reason of a lock-out by the employer.

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