Translation of "layoff" - English-Spanish dictionary

layoff

noun (also lay-off) uk /ˈlei.ɒf/

an occasion when a company stops employing someone, sometimes temporarily, because the company does not have enough money or enough work

despido
The recent economic crisis has led to massive layoffs.

a period when someone is not working or playing sport

período de inactividad
Foster is playing again after a six-week layoff due to injury.

(Translation of “layoff” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)