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Employment Rights Act 1996 (c.18)E+W+S+N.I.

10After section 47 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 insert—E+W+S+N.I.

47A Employees exercising right to time off work for study or training.

(1)An employee has the right not to be subjected to any detriment by any act, or any deliberate failure to act, by his employer or the principal (within the meaning of section 63A(3)) done on the ground that, being a person entitled to—

(a)time off under section 63A(1) or (3), and

(b)remuneration under section 63B(1) in respect of that time taken off,

the employee exercised (or proposed to exercise) that right or received (or sought to receive) such remuneration.

(2)Except where an employee is dismissed in circumstances in which, by virtue of section 197, Part X does not apply to the dismissal, this section does not apply where the detriment in question amounts to dismissal (within the meaning of that Part).

11In section 48 of that Act (complaints to employment tribunals)—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)in subsection (1) for “46 or 47” substitute “ 46, 47 or 47A ”; and

(b)at the end insert—

(5)In this section and section 49 any reference to the employer includes, where a person complains that he has been subjected to a detriment in contravention of section 47A, the principal (within the meaning of section 63A(3)).

12In section 58 of that Act (right to time off for occupational pension scheme trustees), at the end of subsection (3) add , and E+W+S+N.I.

(c)references to training are to training on the employer’s premises or elsewhere.

13In section 104 of that Act (assertion of statutory right) at the end insert—E+W+S+N.I.

(5)In this section any reference to an employer includes, where the right in question is conferred by section 63A, the principal (within the meaning of section 63A(3)).

14In section 225 of that Act (rights during employment), after subsection (4) insert—E+W+S+N.I.

(4A)Where the calculation is for the purposes of section 63B, the calculation date is the day on which the time off was taken or on which it is alleged the time off should have been permitted.

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