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The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

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2.—(1) This paragraph applies in a case where—

(a)an employer has given notice of dismissal to the employee before 1st October 2006 of—

(i)at least the period required by the contract of employment; or

(ii)where the period required by the contract exceeds four weeks, at least four weeks;

(b)the expiry date falls before 1st April 2007; and

(c)the employer has made the employee aware, before 1st October 2006, that the employer considers that the employee is being retired on the expiry date.

(2) Where this paragraph applies and the employer on or as soon as is practicable after 1st October 2006 notifies the employee in writing of the employee’s right to make a request under paragraph 5 of Schedule 5—

(a)the employer shall be treated as complying with the duty in paragraph 2 of Schedule 5;

(b)a request shall be treated as being a request made under paragraph 5 of Schedule 5 provided it—

(i)is made after the employer notified the employee of his right to make a request;

(ii)satisfies the requirements of sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) of paragraph 5 of Schedule 5; and

(iii)is made—

(aa)where practicable, at least four weeks before the expiry date; or

(bb)where that is not practicable, as soon as reasonably practicable (whether before or after the expiry date) after the employer notified the employee of his right to make a request, but not more than four weeks after the expiry date.

(3) Where this paragraph applies and the employer does not, on or as soon as is practicable after 1st October 2006, notify the employee in writing of the employee’s right to make a request under paragraph 5 of Schedule 5—

(a)the duty to notify in accordance with paragraph 2 of Schedule 5 does not apply;

(b)the duty to notify in accordance with paragraph 4 of Schedule 5 applies as if—

(i)the employer had failed to notify in accordance with paragraph 2 of that Schedule; and

(ii)the duty was one to notify at any time before the expiry date;

(c)a request shall be treated as being a request made under paragraph 5 of Schedule 5 if it satisfies the requirements of sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) of that paragraph and is made—

(i)before any notification given in accordance with paragraph 4 of Schedule 5; or

(ii)after such notification and—

(aa)where practicable, at least four weeks before the expiry date; or

(bb)where that is not practicable, as soon as reasonably practicable (whether before or after the expiry date) after the employer notified the employee of his right to make a request, but not more than four weeks after the expiry date.

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