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Fair Employment and Treatment (1998 Order) (Commencement No. 1) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999

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2.—(1) In this Order “the Order” means the Fair Employment and Treatment (Northern Ireland) Order 1998.

(2) For the purposes of Article 4(1), this paragraph applies to any registered concern which is—

(a)a public authority for the purposes of Article 52 of the Order; or

(b)a concern in which more than 250 employees were employed,

and for the purposes of sub-paragraph (b) where, at the beginning or at any subsequent time in the period prescribed by regulation 6(2) of the Fair Employment (Monitoring) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1989(1), more than 250 employees are employed in the concern, that condition is to be treated as satisfied for the whole, or as the case may be, the remainder of that period.

(3) For the purposes of this Order, “part-time employment” means employment under a contract of service, or of apprenticeship, which normally involves employment for less than 16 hours weekly and “part-time employee” shall be construed accordingly.

(4) In this Order—

(a)“applicant for employment” in relation to any registered concern means a person who applied to fill a vacancy for employment in that concern;

(b)“former employee” in relation to any registered concern means a person who has ceased to be employed in that concern and “former part-time employee” shall be construed accordingly,

and any other expression which is also used in Part VII of the Order shall have the same meaning as in that Order.

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