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The Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1987

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Basic award

6.—(1) In Article 34 of the No. 1 Order (calculation of basic award) after paragraph (5) there shall be inserted—

(5A) Where the dismissal is to be regarded as unfair by virtue of Article 22A or 22C(a), the amount of the basic award (before any reduction under the following provisions of this Article or Article 35) shall not be less than £2,200.

(5B) The Department may by order increase or further increase the minimum award provided for by paragraph (5A)..

(2) The following provisions of Article 35, namely—

(a)paragraph (6) (reduction of award where complainant contributed to his own dismissal, except in cases of redundancy), and

(b)in paragraph (6B) (reduction of award where justified by complainant’s conduct, other than conduct taken into account under paragraph (6)) the words from “other” to “paragraph (6)”, shall cease to have effect; and after paragraph (6B) there shall be inserted—

(6C) Paragraph (6B) shall not apply where the reason or principal reason for the dismissal was that the employee was redundant unless the dismissal is to be regarded as unfair by virtue of Article 22C(a), and in that event shall apply only to so much of the basic award as is payable because of paragraph (5A) of Article 34..

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