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Reserve Forces Act 1996

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29Employers' consent before entering agreements

(1)Before entering into a special agreement, a person shall—

(a)submit a declaration to an authorised person in the prescribed form stating whether he is in employment and, if so, giving the name of his employer and such other particulars as may be prescribed;

(b)where the person concerned is in employment with an employer which is qualifying employment, produce to an authorised person a document recording the consent of that employer to his entering into the agreement.

(2)Where an authorised person is satisfied at the time a person enters into a special agreement that—

(a)he is not in qualifying employment; or

(b)he is in qualifying employment and the employer has consented to his entering into the agreement,

the validity of the agreement shall not be affected by any failure to comply with section 28(2); and a document purporting to be a certificate signed by the authorised person stating that he is satisfied of those matters shall be evidence of that fact.

(3)Where a person has more than one qualifying employment, subsections (1) and (2) apply separately in relation to each employer of his.

(4)In this section and section 30“authorised person” means a person authorised by or in accordance with directions of the Defence Council for the purpose of exercising the functions concerned.

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