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Employment Relations Act 2004

Dismissal after end of protected period

185.Section 28(1) inserts a new subsection (6)(e) into section 238A of the 1992 Act, introducing new matters to which the tribunal is to have particular regard when assessing whether the employer has taken reasonable procedural steps to resolve the dispute with the union. The duty to have regard to those matters applies where the parties have accepted that the services of a conciliator or mediator will be used. The matters themselves are set out in new section 238B which subsection (2) inserts into the 1992 Act.

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