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Fair Employment (Northern Ireland) Act 1976

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10Offences in relation to s. 7

(1)If—

(a)any employer who is not the holder of a certificate under section 7(1) for the time being in force describes himself or causes or permits himself to be described,

(b)any person acting on behalf of—

(i)such an employer, or

(ii)an organisation which is not the holder of such a certificate,

describes that employer or organisation, or causes or permits him or it to be described,

as an Equal Opportunity Employer or an Equal Opportunity Organisation or by any other words calculated to give the impression that the employer or organisation has subscribed to the Declaration of Principle and Intent or is registered under section 7, that employer or, as the case may be, that person shall be guilty of an offence.

(2)Where an individual or a body corporate is required by a notice under section 7(3) to return a certificate to the Agency and fails without reasonable excuse to do so, he or it shall be guilty of an offence.

(3)Where an unincorporated body is required by a notice under section 7(3) to return a certificate to the Agency, the proper officer of the body shall be under a duty to ensure that the certificate is duly returned, and, if he fails without reasonable excuse to do so, he shall be guilty of an offence.

(4)An offence under subsection (1), (2) or (3) shall be punishable on summary conviction by a fine not exceeding £100.

(5)In any proceedings for any offence under this section a document purporting to be a certificate or other document issued by the Agency and to be signed by a duly authorised officer of the Agency which states—

(a)that a particular name was removed from the register on a particular day, or

(b)that a particular name was not for the time being registered in the register on a particular day,

shall, until the contrary is proved, be deemed to be such a certificate or document and to be properly issued and shall be evidence of the facts stated in it.

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