Redundancy - time off to seek other work

Time off for job hunting or training

Looking for work

While under notice of redundancy, employees are entitled to reasonable time off with pay during working hours to seek alternative work, dependent upon fulfilling the qualifying conditions (two years' continuous employment).

There is no stipulated amount of time off which employers need provide, but the maximum an employer can be required to pay is 40% of weekly earnings.

You can also take time off to arrange training to help you find another job.

If an employer refuses time off or payment for the time off, employees can submit a claim to a tribunal that can order the employer to pay (section 52 ERA 96). The complaint must be made within three months of the employer’s refusal.

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If you are a TSSA member and are looking for advice or assistance in connection with your employment or membership, you can contact our Members’ Helpdesk.

We can advise on a range of workplace issues including; discipline and grievance hearing, maternity rights and redundancy.

Helpdesk opening hours: 09:00 - 17:00 Monday - Thursday  |  09:00 - 16:00 Friday

Please note: we cannot undertake to provide advice to non-members, to members of other unions, or to members on behalf of their partners/friends. If you are not yet a member, please join TSSA online.