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(1)If an enforcement notice is not complied with in whole or in part, an officer acting for the purposes of this Act may, on behalf of any worker to whom the notice relates,—
(a)present a complaint under section 23(1)(a) of the [1996 c. 18.] Employment Rights Act 1996 (deductions from worker’s wages in contravention of section 13 of that Act) to an employment tribunal in respect of any sums due to the worker by virtue of section 17 above; or
(b)in relation to Northern Ireland, present a complaint under Article 55(1)(a) of the [S.I. 1996/1919 (N.I.16).] Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (deductions from worker’s wages in contravention of Article 45 of that Order) to an industrial tribunal in respect of any sums due to the worker by virtue of section 17 above; or
(c)commence other civil proceedings for the recovery, on a claim in contract, of any sums due to the worker by virtue of section 17 above.
(2)The powers conferred by subsection (1) above for the recovery of sums due from an employer to a worker shall not be in derogation of any right which the worker may have to recover such sums by civil proceedings.
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