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National Health Service Act 2006

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27(1)The contract of employment of an employee transferred under paragraph 26—

(a)is not terminated by the transfer, and

(b)has effect from the date of the transfer as if originally made between the employee and the Primary Care Trust to which he is transferred.

(2)In particular—

(a)all the rights, powers, duties and liabilities of the body from which an employee is transferred under paragraph 26 under or in connection with his contract of employment are by virtue of this sub-paragraph transferred to the Primary Care Trust to which the employee is transferred under that paragraph, and

(b)anything done before the date of the transfer by or in relation to the body from which he is so transferred in respect of him or the contract of employment is deemed from that date to have been done by or in relation to the Primary Care Trust to which he is transferred.

(3)Sub-paragraphs (1) and (2) do not transfer an employee’s contract of employment, or the rights, powers, duties and liabilities under or in connection with it, if he informs the body from which they would be transferred, or the Primary Care Trust to which they would be transferred, that he objects to the transfer.

(4)Where an employee objects as mentioned in sub-paragraph (3) his contract of employment with the body from which he would be transferred is terminated immediately before the date on which the transfer would occur; but he must not be treated, for any purpose, as having been dismissed by that body.

(5)This paragraph does not affect any right of an employee to which paragraph 26 applies to terminate his contract of employment if a substantial change is made to his detriment in his working conditions.

(6)But no such right arises by reason only that under this paragraph the identity of his employer changes, unless the employee shows that, in all the circumstances, the change is a significant change and is to his detriment.

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