redundancy

redundancy
[[t]rɪdʌ̱ndənsi[/t]]
redundancies
1) N-COUNT: usu pl When there are redundancies, an organization tells some of its employees to leave because their jobs are no longer necessary or because the organization can no longer afford to pay them. [BRIT]

The ministry has said it hopes to avoid compulsory redundancies.

(in AM, use dismissals, layoffs)
2) N-UNCOUNT Redundancy means being made redundant.

Thousands of bank employees are facing redundancy as their employers cut costs...

The company has had to make redundancy payments of ₤472 million.


English dictionary. 2008.

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