Layoff

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Layoff (also called redundancy in British English [1]), is when an employee does not work due to temporary or permanent suspension. There are legal differences from being fired [2] [3]. The meaning of "layoff" has changed over time. It first mean that there would be a temporary interruption at places like factories. In modern times, "laying someone off" is usually permanent, although in some special cases someone can be laid off temporarily.

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