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The manner in which you can lay off staff is set out in Section 11 of the Redundancy Payments Acts 1967. 
 
Unfortunately, the Section raises almost as many questions as it answers. 
At Marcus Lynch Solicitors we got it right - read what our client had to say .... 
It is amazing how little attention business owners pay to their relationships with their co-workers, directors and fellow shareholders. 
 
They spend more time awake with these people than they do with their partner in life and also entrust them with their entire financial future but very often have little or no agreement with them as to what might happen if things go wrong. 
The General Data Protection Regulations came into effect last year. Their general effect is, that if any person holds data (personal information) which identifies any other individual, they have a legal duty to keep that data safe. 
 
If that data is sent to third parties, without the other individuals consent, then you can be reported to the Data Protection commissioner who has the power to hit you with a very substantial fine. 
Imagine your spouse/partner’s reaction if you said to them, “I don’t love you anymore and I have traded you in for a newer model”. 
 
Employment is very much like a marriage; everybody starts off with the best of intentions, they spend more time awake with each other than they do with their partners and a certain amount of emotional attachment may arise. Therefore, the leaving can be equally traumatic for both parties. 
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