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Part IE+W+S+N.I. Employment

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F1Sch. 3 para. 1 repealed (E.W.S.)(22.8.1996) by 1996 c. 17, ss. 45, 46, Sch. 3 Pt. I (with s. 38) and (N.I.)(24.9.1996) by S.I. 1996/1921 (N.I.18), art. 28, Sch. 3 (with Sch. 2)

Restriction on proceedings for breach of Part IIE+W+S+N.I.

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2[F2[F3(1)Except as provided by Part 2, no civil or criminal proceedings may be brought against any person in respect of an act merely because the act is unlawful under that Part.]E+W+S+N.I.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) does not prevent the making of an application for judicial review [F4 or the investigation or determination of any matter in accordance with Part 10 (investigations) of the Pension Schemes Act 1993 F5 by the Pensions Ombudsman”] [F6 or the investigation or determination of any matter in accordance with the Part X (investigations: the Pensions Ombudsman) of the Pension Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993 F7 by the Pensions Ombudsman].

[F8(3)Sub-paragraph (1) does not prevent the bringing of proceedings in respect of an offence under section 16B(2B).]]

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E1Following the repeal of this Act for E.W.S. by the Equality Act 2010, this section now extends to Northern Ireland only.

Amendments (Textual)

F2Act repealed (E.W.S.) (1.10.2010 (except for the repeal of ss. 49A-49D) and 5.4.2011 in so far as not already in force) by Equality Act 2010 (c. 15), 216(3), Sch. 27 Pt. 1 (as substituted (1.10.2010) by S.I. 2010/2279, Sch. 2) (with ss. 6(4), 205, and with amendments and savings in the said S.I. 2010/2279, art. 16); S.I. 2010/2317, art. 2(15)(f) (with arts. 4-25, Schs. 1-16); S.I. 2011/1066, art. 2(h)

F3Sch. 3 para. 2(1) substituted (E.W.S.) (3.7.2003 for certain purposes and otherwise 1.10.2004) by The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I. 2003/1673), regs. 1(2)(3), 29(2)(b) and said words substituted (N.I.) (21.2.2004 for certain purposes and otherwise 1.10.2004) by the Disability Discrimination Act (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004 (S.R. 2004/55), regs. 1(2)(3), 28(2)(b)

F4Words in Sch. 3 para. 2(2) inserted (E.W.S) (1.12.2003 for certain purposes, otherwise 1.10.2004) by The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Pensions) Regulations 2003 (S.I. 2003/2770), regs. 1(2)(3), 4(5)

F6Words in Sch. 3 para. 2(2) added (N.I.) (21.2.2004 for certain purposes and otherwise 1.10.2004) by the Disability Discrimination Act (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004 (S.R. 2004/55), regs. 1(2)(3), 28(2)(c)

Period within which proceedings must be broughtE+W+S+N.I.

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3[F9(1)An [F10employment tribunal] shall not consider a complaint under [F11section 17A or 25(8)] unless it is presented before the end of the period of three months beginning when the act complained of was done.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)A tribunal may consider any such complaint which is out of time if, in all the circumstances of the case, it considers that it is just and equitable to do so.

(3)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)—

(a)where an unlawful act F12. . . is attributable to a term in a contract, that act is to be treated as extending throughout the duration of the contract;

(b)any act extending over a period shall be treated as done at the end of that period; and

(c)a deliberate omission shall be treated as done when the person in question decided upon it.

(4)In the absence of evidence establishing the contrary, a person shall be taken for the purposes of this paragraph to decide upon an omission—

(a)when he does an act inconsistent with doing the omitted act; or

(b)if he has done no such inconsistent act, when the period expires within which he might reasonably have been expected to do the omitted act if it was to be done.]

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Extent Information

E2Following the repeal of this Act for E.W.S. by the Equality Act 2010, this provision now extends to N.I. only.

Amendments (Textual)

F9Act repealed (E.W.S.) (1.10.2010 (except for the repeal of ss. 49A-49D) and 5.4.2011 in so far as not already in force) by Equality Act 2010 (c. 15), 216(3), Sch. 27 Pt. 1 (as substituted (1.10.2010) by S.I. 2010/2279, Sch. 2) (with ss. 6(4), 205, and with amendments and savings in the said S.I. 2010/2279, art. 16); S.I. 2010/2317, art. 2(15)(f) (with arts. 4-25, Schs. 1-16); S.I. 2011/1066, art. 2(h)

F10Words in Sch. 3 para. 3 substituted (1.8.1998) by 1998 c. 8, s. 1(2) (with s. 16(2))

F11Words in Sch. 3 para. 3(1) substituted (E.W.S.) (3.7.2003 for certain purposes, otherwise 1.10.2004) by The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I. 2003/1673), regs. 1(2)(3), 29(2)(c) and said words substituted (N.I.) (21.2.2004 for certain purposes, otherwise 1.10.2004) by the Disability Discrimination Act (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004 (S.R. 2004/55), regs. 1(2)(3), 28(2)(d)

F12Words in Sch. 3 para. 3(3)(a) omitted (E.W.S.) (3.7.2003 for certain purposes, otherwise 1.10.2004) by virtue of The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I. 2003/1673), regs. 1(2)(3), 29(2)(d) and said words omitted (N.I.) (21.2.2004 for certain purposes, otherwise 1.10.2004) by virtue of the Disability Discrimination Act (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004 (S.R. 2004/55), regs. 1(2)(3), 28(2)(e)

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4[F13(1)In any proceedings under [F14section 17A or 25(8)], a certificate signed by or on behalf of a Minister of the Crown and certifying—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)that any conditions or requirements specified in the certificate were imposed by a Minister of the Crown and were in operation at a time or throughout a time so specified, F15. . .

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shall be conclusive evidence of the matters certified.

[F16(1A)In any proceedings under section 17A or 25(8), a certificate signed by or on behalf of the Scottish Ministers and certifying that any conditions or requirements specified in the certificate—

(a)were imposed by a member of the Scottish Executive, and

(b)were in operation at a time or throughout a time so specified,

shall be conclusive evidence of the matters certified.

(1B)In any proceedings under section 17A or 25(8), a certificate signed by or on behalf of the [F17Welsh Ministers] and certifying that any conditions or requirements specified in the certificate—

(a)were imposed by the [F18National Assembly for Wales constituted by the Government of Wales Act 1998, the Welsh Ministers, the First Minister for Wales or the Counsel General to the Welsh Assembly Government], and

(b)were in operation at a time or throughout a time so specified,

shall be conclusive evidence of the matters certified.]

(2)A document purporting to be such a certificate [F19as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (1), (1A) or (1B)] shall be received in evidence and, unless the contrary is proved, be deemed to be such a certificate.]

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Extent Information

E3Following the repeal of this Act for E.W.S. by the Equality Act 2010, this provision now extends to N.I. only and also has effect subject to the modifications for Northern Ireland set out in Sch. 8 para. 50(2); see s. 70(6)

Amendments (Textual)

F13Act repealed (E.W.S.) (1.10.2010 (except for the repeal of ss. 49A-49D) and 5.4.2011 in so far as not already in force) by Equality Act 2010 (c. 15), 216(3), Sch. 27 Pt. 1 (as substituted (1.10.2010) by S.I. 2010/2279, Sch. 2) (with ss. 6(4), 205, and with amendments and savings in the said S.I. 2010/2279, art. 16); S.I. 2010/2317, art. 2(15)(f) (with arts. 4-25, Schs. 1-16); S.I. 2011/1066, art. 2(h)

F14Words in Sch. 3 para. 4(1) substituted (E.W.S.) (3.7.2003, otherwise 1.10.2004) by The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I. 2003/1673), regs. 1(2)(3), 29(2)(e) and said words substituted (N.I.) (21.2.2004 for certain purposes and 1.10.2004 insofar as not yet in force) by the Disability Discrimination Act (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004 (S.R. 2004/55), regs. 1(2)(3), 28(2)(f)

F15Sch. 3 para. 4(1)(b) and preceding word repealed (16.7.2001) by 1999 c. 26, ss. 41, 44, Sch. 8 para. 7, Sch. 9(12); S.I. 2001/1187, art. 3, Sch. (as amended by S.I. 2001/1461, art. 2)

F17Words in Sch. 3 para. 4(1B) substituted by The Government of Wales Act 2006 (Consequential Modifications and Transitional Provisions) Order (S.I. 2007/1388), arts. 1, 3, {Sch. 1 para. 63(2)(a)}, the amending provision coming into force immediately after the end of "the initial period" (which ended with the day of the first appointment of a First Minister on 25.5.2007) - see s. 161(5) of the Government of Wales Act 2006.

F18Words in Sch. 3 para. 4(1B)(a) substituted by The Government of Wales Act 2006 (Consequential Modifications and Transitional Provisions) Order (S.I. 2007/1388), arts. 1, 3, {Sch. 1 para. 63(2)(b)}, the amending provision coming into force immediately after the end of "the initial period" (which ended with the day of the first appointment of a First Minister on 25.5.2007) - see s. 161(5) of the Government of Wales Act 2006.

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