Employee’s consent to retrenchment: DOLE notice not necessary

By the same token, if an employee consented to his retrenchment or voluntarily applied for retrenchment with the employer due to the installation of labor-saving devices, redundancy, closure or cessation of operation or to prevent financial losses to the business of the employer, the required previous notice to the DOLE is not necessary as the employee thereby acknowledged the existence of a valid cause for termination of his employment.

– International Hardware, Inc. v. Pedroso, G.R. No. 80770, 10 August 1989