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42 Explanatory statement [F1: betting workers].E+W+S

(1)Where a person becomes a F2... betting worker to whom section 40 applies, his employer shall, before the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which that person becomes such a worker, give him a written statement in the prescribed form.

(2)If—

(a)an employer fails to comply with subsection (1) in relation to any F3... betting worker, and

(b)the F4... betting worker, on giving the employer an opting-out notice, becomes F5... an opted-out betting worker,

section 41(3) has effect in relation to the F6... betting worker with the substitution for “three months” of “one month”.

(3)An employer shall not be regarded as failing to comply with subsection (1) in any case where, before the end of the period referred to in that subsection, the F7... betting worker has given him an opting-out notice.

F8(4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(5)Subject to subsection (6), the prescribed form in the case of a betting worker is as follows—

Statutory Rights in Relation to Sunday Betting WorkE+W+S

You have become employed under a contract of employment under which you are or can be required to do Sunday betting work, that is to say, work—

at a track on a Sunday on which your employer is taking bets at the track, or

in a licensed betting office on a Sunday on which it is open for business.

However, if you wish, you can give a notice, as described in the next paragraph, to your employer and you will then have the right not to do Sunday betting work once three months have passed from the date on which you gave the notice.

Your notice must—

be in writing;

be signed and dated by you;

say that you object to doing Sunday betting work.

For three months after you give the notice, your employer can still require you to do all the Sunday betting work your contract provides for. After the three month period has ended, you have the right to complain to an [F9employment tribunal] if, because of your refusal to do Sunday betting work, your employer—

dismisses you, or

does something else detrimental to you, for example, failing to promote you.

Once you have the rights described, you can surrender them only by giving your employer a further notice, signed and dated by you, saying that you wish to do Sunday betting work or that you do not object to doing Sunday betting work and then agreeing with your employer to do such work on Sundays or on a particular Sunday.

(6)The Secretary of State may by order amend the prescribed [F10form] set out in [F11subsection (5)].

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E1S. 42, which previously extended to England and Wales only, extends to England and Wales and Scotland from 6.4.2004 by virtue of the amendment to s. 244(2) by Sunday Working (Scotland) Act 2003 (c. 18), ss. 1(5), 3; S.I. 2004/958, art. 2

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F1Words in s. 42 heading inserted (4.5.2016 for specified purposes) by Enterprise Act 2016 (c. 12), s. 44(1)(d), Sch. 5 para. 4(2)

F2Words in s. 42(1) omitted (4.5.2016 for specified purposes) by virtue of Enterprise Act 2016 (c. 12), s. 44(1)(d), Sch. 5 para. 4(3)

F3Words in s. 42(2)(a) omitted (4.5.2016 for specified purposes) by virtue of Enterprise Act 2016 (c. 12), s. 44(1)(d), Sch. 5 para. 4(4)(a)

F4Words in s. 42(2)(b) omitted (4.5.2016 for specified purposes) by virtue of Enterprise Act 2016 (c. 12), s. 44(1)(d), Sch. 5 para. 4(4)(b)(i)

F5Words in s. 42(2)(b) omitted (4.5.2016 for specified purposes) by virtue of Enterprise Act 2016 (c. 12), s. 44(1)(d), Sch. 5 para. 4(4)(b)(ii)

F6Words in s. 42(2) omitted (4.5.2016 for specified purposes) by virtue of Enterprise Act 2016 (c. 12), s. 44(1)(d), Sch. 5 para. 4(4)(c)

F7Words in s. 42(3) omitted (4.5.2016 for specified purposes) by virtue of Enterprise Act 2016 (c. 12), s. 44(1)(d), Sch. 5 para. 4(5)

F8S. 42(4) omitted (4.5.2016 for specified purposes) by virtue of Enterprise Act 2016 (c. 12), s. 44(1)(d), Sch. 5 para. 4(6)

F9Words in s. 42(4)(5) substituted (1.8.1998) by 1998 c. 8, s. 1(2)(a) (with s. 16(2)); S.I. 1998/1658, art. 2(1), Sch. 1

F10Word in s. 42(6) substituted (4.5.2016 for specified purposes) by Enterprise Act 2016 (c. 12), s. 44(1)(d), Sch. 5 para. 4(7)(a)

F11Words in s. 42(6) substituted (4.5.2016 for specified purposes) by Enterprise Act 2016 (c. 12), s. 44(1)(d), Sch. 5 para. 4(7)(b)

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