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Layoff (in british and american english), also called redundancy in the uk, is the temporary suspension or permanent termination of employment of an employee or (more commonly) a group of employees for business reasons, such as when certain positions are no longer necessary or when a business slow-down occurs. originally the term layoff referred exclusively to a temporary interruption in work, as when factory work cyclically falls off.