Employees who may not be entitled to Statutory Redundancy payment are as follows:
- An apprentice whose service ends at the end of the apprenticeship contract.
- An employee on a fixed term contract of at least 2 years duration which includes a written agreement that entitlement to a redundancy payment is waived. The contract must be terminated at the agreed time. From October 2002, this type of exclusion is no longer permitted in fixed term contracts.
- A domestic servant working in a private household who is a member of the employer’s immediately family.
- A share fisher paid solely by a share of the catch.
- A merchant seaman/woman.
- A Crown servant or an employee in a public service covered by other arrangements.
However, always check your employment contract to see if this provides for some redundancy payment.