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Sex Discrimination (Complaints to Industrial Tribunals) (Armed Forces) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1998 No. 106

SEX DISCRIMINATION

Sex Discrimination (Complaints to Industrial Tribunals) (Armed Forces) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

Made

28th February 1998

To be laid before Parliament

Coming into operation

17th April 1998

In exercise of the powers conferred upon me by Article 82(9C) of the Sex Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 1976(1), I hereby make the following Regulations:

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Sex Discrimination (Complaints to Industrial Tribunals) (Armed Forces) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998 and shall come into operation on 17th April 1998.

2.—(1) A person may present a complaint to an industrial tribunal under Article 63 of the Sex Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 1976, notwithstanding that Article 82(9B) of that Order would otherwise preclude the presentation of such a complaint, where—

(a)he has made a complaint in respect of the same matter to an officer under the service redress procedures; and

(b)that complaint has not been withdrawn.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(b), a person shall be treated as having withdrawn his complaint if, having made a complaint to an officer under the service redress procedures, he fails to submit that complaint to the Defence Council under those procedures.

Majorie Mowlam

One of Her Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State

Northern Ireland Office

28th February 1998

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations.)

These Regulations, which come into operation on 17th April 1998, specify the circumstances in which a person may present a complaint to an industrial tribunal in respect of his service in the armed forces, notwithstanding that he would otherwise be precluded from making such a complaint by Article 82(9B) of the Sex Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 (which requires a person to go through the service redress procedures before making a complaint to an industrial tribunal).

(1)

S.I. 1976/1042 (N.I. 15) Article 82(9C) is inserted by section 22 of the Armed Forces Act 1996 (c. 46)

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