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Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998

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8Compensation for unfair dismissal

(1)In section 112(4) of the 1996 Act (compensation for unfair dismissal) after “sections 118 to 127A” there is inserted “or in accordance with regulations under section 127B”.

(2)In section 117 of that Act (enforcement of order for reinstatement or re-engagement)—

(a)in subsection (2) after “section 124” there is inserted “and to regulations under section 127B”, and

(b)in subsection (3) after “and (2)” there is inserted “and to regulations under section 127B”.

(3)In section 118 of that Act (general provisions as to unfair dismissal), at the beginning of subsection (1) there is inserted “Subject to regulations under section 127B,”.

(4)After section 127A of the 1996 Act there is inserted—

127BDismissal as a result of protected disclosure

(1)This section applies where the reason (or, if more than one, the principal reason)—

(a)in a redundancy case, for selecting the employee for dismissal, or

(b)otherwise, for the dismissal,

is that specified in section 103A.

(2)The Secretary of State may by regulations provide that where this section applies any award of compensation for unfair dismissal under section 112(4) or 117(1) or 117(3) shall, instead of being calculated in accordance with the provisions of sections 117 to 127A, consist of one or more awards calculated in such manner as may be prescribed by the regulations.

(3)Regulations under this section may, in particular, apply any of the provisions of sections 117 to 127A with such modifications as may be specified in the regulations.

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