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National Health Service Act 1977

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[F123(1)The contract of employment of an employee transferred under paragraph 22 above—E+W

(a)is not terminated by the transfer; and

(b)has effect from the date of the transfer as if originally made between the employee and the Local Health Board to which he is transferred.

(2)Without prejudice to sub-paragraph (1) above—

(a)all the rights, powers, duties and liabilities of the body from which an employee is transferred under paragraph 22 above under or in connection with his contract of employment shall by virtue of this sub-paragraph be transferred to the Local Health Board to which the employee is transferred under that paragraph; and

(b)anything done before the date of the transfer by or in relation to the body from which he is so transferred in respect of the employee or the contract of employment shall be deemed from that date to have been done by or in relation to the Local Health Board to which he is transferred.

(3)Sub-paragraphs (1) and (2) above do not transfer an employee’s contract of employment, or the rights, powers, duties and liabilities under or in connection with it, if he informs the body from which they would be transferred, or the Local Health Board to which they would be transferred, that he objects to the transfer.

(4)Where an employee objects as mentioned in sub-paragraph (3) above his contract of employment with the body from which he would be transferred shall be terminated immediately before the date on which the transfer would occur; but he shall not be treated, for any purpose, as having been dismissed by that body.

(5)This paragraph is without prejudice to any right of an employee to which paragraph 22 above applies to terminate his contract of employment if a substantial change is made to his detriment in his working conditions; but no such right shall arise merely because, under this paragraph, the identity of his employer changes unless the employee shows that, in all the circumstances, the change is a significant change and is to his detriment.]

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