The minimum notice to which an employee is entitled, will vary according to their length of service and is governed by the Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts 1973 to 2001. The Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2007 protect employees from unfair dismissal where they have at least one years services. Where the dismissal is related to trade union membership/activity or for exercising an employee's right under certain employment legislation e.g. maternity, parental, adoptive, carer's leave or minimum wage, there is no service threshold.
The Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts 1973 to 2005 require that a minimum period of notice be given by employers and employees prior to the termination of a contract of employment. There are set minimum periods of notice by legislation and this may be increased (but not reduced) by a .. Read more