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The Employment (Northern Ireland) Order 2003

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTRODUCTORY

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART II INDUSTRIAL TRIBUNAL REFORM

    1. 3.Conciliation

    2. 4.Power to delegate prescription of forms, etc.

    3. 5.Determination without a hearing

    4. 6.Practice directions

    5. 7.Pre-hearing reviews

    6. 8.Costs, expenses and allowances

  4. PART III FAIR EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL REFORM

    1. 9.Power to delegate prescription of forms, etc.

    2. 10.Determination without a hearing

    3. 11.Conciliation

    4. 12.Practice directions

    5. 13.Pre-hearing reviews and preliminary matters

    6. 14.Costs and allowances

  5. PART IV DISPUTE RESOLUTION, ETC.

    1. Statutory procedures

      1. 15.Statutory dispute resolution procedures

      2. 16.Contracts of employment

      3. 17.Non-completion of statutory procedure: adjustment of awards by industrial tribunals

      4. 18.Non-completion of statutory procedure: adjustment of awards by Fair Employment Tribunal

      5. 19.Complaints about grievances: industrial tribunals

      6. 20.Complaints about grievances: Fair Employment Tribunal

      7. 21.Consequential adjustment of time limits: industrial tribunals

      8. 22.Consequential adjustment of time limits: Fair Employment Tribunal

      9. 23.Procedural fairness in unfair dismissal

    2. Employment particulars

      1. 24.Particulars of procedures relating to discipline or dismissal

      2. 25.Removal of exemption for small employers

      3. 26.Use of alternative documents to give particulars

      4. 27.Failure to give statement of employment particulars, etc.: industrial tribunals

      5. 28.Failure to give statement of employment particulars, etc.: Fair Employment Tribunal

    3. General

      1. 29.Unfair dismissal: adjustments under Articles 17 and 27

  6. PART V MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 30.Equal pay: questionnaires

    2. 31.Union learning representatives

    3. 32.Dismissal procedures agreements

    4. 33.Deputy Certification Officer

  7. PART VI SUPPLEMENTARY

    1. 34.Regulations and orders

    2. Article 35—Amendments and repeals

  8. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      STATUTORY DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURES

      1. PART I DISMISSAL AND DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES

        1. CHAPTER I STANDARD PROCEDURE

          1. Step 1: statement of grounds for action and invitation to meeting

            1. 1.(1) The employer must set out in writing the employee's...

          2. Step 2: meeting

            1. 2.(1) The meeting must take place before action is taken,...

          3. Step 3: appeal

            1. 3.(1) If the employee does wish to appeal, he must...

        2. CHAPTER II MODIFIED PROCEDURE

          1. Step 1: statement of grounds for action

            1. 4.The employer must— (a) set out in writing—

          2. Step 2: appeal

            1. 5.(1) If the employee does wish to appeal, he must...

      2. PART II GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES

        1. CHAPTER I STANDARD PROCEDURE

          1. Step 1: statement of grievance

            1. 6.The employee must set out the grievance in writing and...

          2. Step 2: meeting

            1. 7.(1) The employer must invite the employee to attend a...

          3. Step 3: appeal

            1. 8.(1) If the employee does wish to appeal, he must...

        2. CHAPTER II MODIFIED PROCEDURE

          1. Step 1: statement of grievance

            1. 9.The employee must— (a) set out in writing—

          2. Step 2: response

            1. 10.The employer must set out his response in writing and...

      3. PART III GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

        1. Introductory

          1. 11.The following requirements apply to each of the procedures set...

        2. Timetable

          1. 12.Each step and action under the procedure must be taken...

        3. Meetings

          1. 13.(1) Timing and location of meetings must be reasonable.

      4. PART IV SUPPLEMENTARY

        1. Status of meetings

          1. 14.A meeting held for the purposes of this Schedule is...

        2. Scope of grievance procedures

          1. 15.(1) The procedures set out in Part II are only...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      TRIBUNAL JURISDICTIONS TO WHICH ARTICLE 17 APPLIES

      1. Section 2 of the Equal Pay Act (Northern Ireland) 1970...

      2. Article 63 of the Sex Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 1976...

      3. Paragraph 156 of Schedule 1A to the Trade Union and...

      4. Section 17A of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (c. 50)...

      5. Article 55 of the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996...

      6. Article 71 of that Order (detriment in employment)

      7. Article 74 of that Order (detriment in relation to trade...

      8. Article 77A of that Order (inducements relating to union membership...

      9. Article 77B of that Order (inducements relating to collective bargaining)...

      10. Article 145 of that Order (unfair dismissal)

      11. Article 198 of that Order (redundancy payments)

      12. Article 52 of the Race Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1997...

      13. Section 24 of the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 (c....

      14. The Industrial Tribunals Extension of Jurisdiction Order (Northern Ireland) 1994...

      15. Regulation 30 of the Working Time Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998...

      16. Regulation 32 of the Transnational Information and Consultation of Employees...

      17. Regulation 34 of the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations (Northern...

      18. Regulation 41 of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations (Northern Ireland)...

      19. Regulation 45 of the European Public Limited-Liability Company Regulations (Northern...

      20. Regulation 33 of the Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations...

      21. Paragraph 8 of the Schedule to the Occupational and Personal...

      22. Regulation 51 of the Companies (Cross-Border Mergers) Regulations 2007 (detriment:...

      23. Regulation 17 of the Cross-border Railways Services (Working Time) Regulations...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      TRIBUNAL JURISDICTIONS TO WHICH ARTICLE 19 APPLIES

      1. Section 2 of the Equal Pay Act (Northern Ireland) 1970...

      2. Article 63 of the Sex Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 1976...

      3. Paragraph 156 of Schedule 1A to the Trade Union and...

      4. Section 17A of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (c. 50)...

      5. Article 55 of the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996...

      6. Article 71 of that Order (detriment in employment)

      7. Article 74 of that Order (detriment in relation to trade...

      8. Article 77A of that Order (inducements relating to union membership...

      9. Article 77B of that Order (inducements relating to collective bargaining)...

      10. Article 145 of that Order (unfair dismissal)

      11. Article 198 of that Order (redundancy payments)

      12. Article 52 of the Race Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1997...

      13. Section 24 of the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 (c....

      14. Regulation 30 of the Working Time Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998...

      15. Regulation 32 of the Transnational Information and Consultation of Employees...

      16. Regulation 34 of the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations (Northern...

      17. Regulation 41 of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations (Northern Ireland)...

      18. Regulation 45 of the European Public Limited-Liability Company Regulations (Northern...

      19. Regulation 33 of the Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations...

      20. Paragraph 8 of the Schedule to the Occupational and Personal...

      21. Regulation 51 of the Companies (Cross-Border Mergers) Regulations 2007 (detriment:...

      22. Regulation 17 of the Cross-border Railways Services (Working Time) Regulations...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      TRIBUNAL JURISDICTIONS TO WHICH ARTICLE 27 APPLIES

      1. Section 2 of the Equal Pay Act (Northern Ireland) 1970...

      2. Article 63 of the Sex Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 1976...

      3. Paragraph 156 of Schedule 1A to the Trade Union and...

      4. Section 17A of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (c. 50)...

      5. Article 55 of the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996...

      6. Article 71 of that Order (detriment in employment)

      7. Article 74 of that Order (detriment in relation to trade...

      8. Article 77A of that Order (inducements relating to union membership...

      9. Article 77B of that Order (inducements relating to collective bargaining)...

      10. Article 145 of that Order (unfair dismissal)

      11. Article 198 of that Order (redundancy payments)

      12. Article 52 of the Race Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1997...

      13. Section 24 of the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 (c....

      14. The Industrial Tribunals Extension of Jurisdiction Order (Northern Ireland) 1994...

      15. Regulation 30 of the Working Time Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998...

      16. Regulation 32 of the Transnational Information and Consultation of Employees...

      17. Regulation 34 of the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations (Northern...

      18. Regulation 41 of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations (Northern Ireland)...

      19. Regulation 45 of the European Public Limited-Liability Company Regulations (Northern...

      20. Regulation 33 of the Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations...

      21. Paragraph 8 of the Schedule to the Occupational and Personal...

      22. Regulation 51 of the Companies (Cross-Border Mergers) Regulations 2007 (detriment:...

      23. Regulation 17 of the Cross-border Railways Services (Working Time) Regulations...

      1. Schedule 5—Amendments

      1. Schedule 6—Repeals

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