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47. (1) An employee who is—
(a)a member of a special negotiating body;
(b)a director of a transferee company; or
(c)a candidate in an election in which any person elected will, on being elected, be such a director or member,
who is dismissed shall be regarded as unfairly dismissed for the purposes of Part 10 of the 1996 Act if the reason (or, if more than one, the principal reason) for the dismissal is one specified in paragraph (2).
(2) The reasons are that—
(a)the employee performed or proposed to perform any functions or activities as such a member, director or candidate; or
(b)the employee or a person acting on his behalf made or proposed to make a request to exercise an entitlement conferred on the employee by regulation 43 (right to time off work) or 44 (right to remuneration for time off work).
(3) Paragraph (1) does not apply in the circumstances set out in paragraph (2)(a) where the reason (or principal reason) for the dismissal is that in the performance, or purported performance, of the employee’s functions or activities he has disclosed any information or document in breach of the duty in regulation 41 (duty of confidentiality), unless the employee reasonably believed the disclosure to be a protected disclosure within the meaning given to that expression by section 43A of the 1996 Act.
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