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Pensions Act 2008

Section 59: Employment appeal tribunal

142.This section provides that an appeal lies to the Employment Appeal Tribunal on any question of law arising from any decision of, or arising in any proceedings before, an employment tribunal under or by virtue of this Act - including the right not to suffer detriment as provided for by section 55. This right of appeal will be open to both employers and eligible jobholders. There is no need for an equivalent provision in this Act to extend to the change to unfair dismissal law in section 57. This is because the Employment Tribunals Act 1996, section 21, already provides that a right of appeal exists to the Employment Appeal Tribunal on any question of law arising under the Employment Rights Act 1996, which contains the principal provisions on unfair dismissal.

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