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Enterprise Act 2016

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Employment Rights Act 1996

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7After section 45 insert—

45ZASunday working for shop workers: additional hours

(1)Subsection (2) applies where a shop worker has given an objection notice to his or her employer and the notice has not been withdrawn.

(2)The shop worker has the right not to be subjected to any detriment by any act, or any deliberate failure to act, by the employer done on the ground that the shop worker refused (or proposed to refuse) to do shop work for additional hours on Sunday or on a particular Sunday.

(3)Subsection (2) does not apply to anything done on the ground that the shop worker refused (or proposed to refuse) to do shop work for additional hours on any Sunday or Sundays falling before the end of the relevant period.

(4)A shop worker has the right not to be subjected to any detriment by any act, or any deliberate failure to act, by his or her employer on the ground that the shop worker gave (or proposed to give) an objection notice to the employer.

(5)Subsections (2) and (4) do not apply where the detriment in question amounts to dismissal (within the meaning of Part 10).

(6)For the purposes of this section, a shop worker who does not do shop work for additional hours on Sunday or on a particular Sunday is not to be regarded as having been subjected to any detriment by—

(a)a failure to pay remuneration in respect of doing shop work for additional hours on Sunday which the shop worker has not done, or

(b)a failure to provide any other benefit where the failure results from the application (in relation to a Sunday on which the shop worker has not done shop work for additional hours) of a contractual term under which the extent of the benefit varies according to the number of hours worked by, or the remuneration paid to, the shop worker.

(7)Subsections (8) and (9) apply where—

(a)an employer offers to pay a sum specified in the offer to a shop worker if he or she agrees to do shop work for additional hours on Sunday or on a particular Sunday, and

(b)the shop worker—

(i)has given an objection notice to the employer that has not been withdrawn, or

(ii)is not obliged under a contract of employment to do shop work for additional hours on Sunday.

(8)A shop worker to whom the offer is not made is not to be regarded for the purposes of this section as having been subjected to any detriment by any failure—

(a)to make the offer to the shop worker, or

(b)to pay the shop worker the sum specified in the offer.

(9)A shop worker who does not accept the offer is not to be regarded for the purposes of this section as having been subjected to any detriment by any failure to pay the shop worker the sum specified in the offer.

(10)In this section—

  • “additional hours” and “objection notice” have the meanings given by section 41A(2);

  • “relevant period” means the period determined by section 43ZA(2) (but subject to section 41D(3)).

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