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Employment Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Extension of time limit to allow conciliation

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6.—(1) In Article 46 of the Fair Employment and Treatment (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (period within which proceedings must be brought), in paragraph (1), for “to Article 46A” substitute “and to Articles 46A and 46B”.

(2) After Article 46A insert—

46B.    Extension of time limit to allow conciliation

(1) This Article applies for the purposes of Article 46(1)(a).

But it does not apply to a dispute which is a relevant cross-border dispute for the purposes of Article 46A.

(2) In this Article—

(a)Day A is the day on which the complainant concerned complies with the requirement in paragraph (1) of Article 88ZA (requirement to contact Agency before complaint to Tribunal) in relation to the matter in respect of which the complaint is brought, and

(b)Day B is the day on which the complainant concerned receives or, if earlier, is treated as receiving (by virtue of regulations made under paragraph (10) of that Article) the certificate issued under paragraph (4) of that Article.

(3) In working out when the time limit set by Article 46(1)(a) expires the period beginning with the day after Day A and ending with Day B is not to be counted.

(4) If the time limit set by Article 46(1)(a) would (if not extended by this paragraph) expire during the period beginning with Day A and ending one month after Day B, the time limit expires instead at the end of that period.

(5) Any power of the Tribunal to extend the time limit set by Article 46(1)(a) is exercisable in relation to the time limit as extended by this Article..

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