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Greater London Authority Act 1999

Section 410:   Contracts of employment etc

621.Section 410 provides that transfers between predecessor and successor bodies which may be made under the powers in sections 408 and 409 include the transfer of staff.  In particular, it provides that where members of staff transfer, they will be treated as if their length of service is continuous between the predecessor and successor body, so that (for example) they are not disadvantaged when pension benefits are calculated.  As the period of service is continuous, then for the purposes of Part XI of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (which covers, amongst other things, redundancy entitlements) the member of staff is not regarded as having being dismissed by the predecessor body and subsequently re-employed by the successor body as a result of the transfer.

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