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Employment Protection (Continuity of Employment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Continuity of employment where employee re-engaged

4.—(1) The provisions of this regulation shall have effect to preserve the continuity of a person’s period of employment for the purposes of Chapter III of Part I of the 1996 Order (continuous employment).

(2) If in consequence of any action to which these Regulations apply a dismissed employee is reinstated or re-engaged by his employer or by a successor or associated employer of the employer:

(a)the continuity of that employee’s period of employment shall be preserved; and

(b)the period beginning with (and including) the date on which the dismissal takes effect and ending with the date of reinstatement or re-engagement shall count in the computation of the employee’s period of continuous employment.

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