Covid-19 has and will continue to force dramatic change in the workplace. Given the number of employees currently working from home, certain employers are in the process of considering restructuring the operation of its business to increase efficiencies and reduce costs. Unfortunately, this raises the possibility of redundancies. 

This article provides guidance for employers on some of the key considerations when implementing redundancies and in particular, outlines how to ensure the redundancy selection process is conducted in a fair and objective manner.

Our Employment & Corporate Immigration Team has specialist experience in advising employers on redundancies and any legal disputes which may arise during this process. We are available to discuss any issues that may arise for you as a result of your evolving obligations as an employer during this time of uncertainty. For further information, please contact Bláthnaid Evans or Sheila Spokes, +353 1 639 3000 or visit