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The Employment Act 2008 (Commencement No. 1, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2008

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Part 1Transitional Provisions and Savings

1.  The following amendments and repeals made by the Act shall have effect subject to the provisions of paragraphs 2 and 3—

(a)the repeal of sections 29 to 33, section 34(2), and of the definition of “statutory procedure” in section 40, of, and the repeal of Schedules 2 to 4 to, the 2002 Act;

(b)the repeal of section 98A, and of the words “or 98A(1)” in sections 112(5)(a) and 120(1A)(a) of the 1996 Act;

(c)the amendments to the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992(1); and

(d)the amendment to section 124A of the 1996 Act.

2.  (1)  The amendments and repeals referred to in paragraph 1 shall not have effect where on or before 5th April 2009 the standard dismissal and disciplinary procedure or the modified dismissal procedure applies by virtue of regulation 3 of the Regulations and on or before that date the employer has—

(a)complied with the requirements of paragraph 1, 2 or 4 of Schedule 2 to the 2002 Act;

(b)taken relevant disciplinary action against the employee; or

(c)dismissed the employee.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph 2(1) the employer shall be treated as having complied with—

(a)paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 to the 2002 Act where that employer has complied with paragraph 1(1) of Schedule 2 to that Act, and sent the statement or a copy of it to the employee;

(b)paragraph 2 of Schedule 2 to the 2002 Act where the employee attends a meeting with the employer and the employee is informed that the employer is contemplating dismissing or taking disciplinary action against them;

(c)paragraph 4 of Schedule 2 to the 2002 Act, where that employer has complied with paragraph 4(a)(i) and (ii) and 4(b) of that Schedule.

3.  (1)  The amendments and repeals referred to in paragraph 1 shall not have effect where the standard grievance procedure or the modified grievance procedure applies by virtue of regulation 6 of the Regulations, and the action about which the employee complains (by complying with paragraph 6 or 9 of Schedule 2 to the 2002 Act, or presenting a complaint to an employment tribunal) occurs wholly before 6th April 2009.

(2) The amendments and repeals referred to in paragraph 1 shall not have effect where the standard grievance procedure or the modified grievance procedure applies by virtue of regulation 6 of the Regulations and—

(a)the action which forms the basis of a grievance begins on or before 5th April 2009 and continues beyond that date; and

(b)the employee presents a complaint to the employment tribunal or complies with paragraph 6 or 9 of Schedule 2 to the 2002 Act in relation to the grievance—

(i)on or before 4th July 2009 under a jurisdiction listed in Part 2 of this Schedule and section 238 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992(2)does not apply;

(ii)on or before 4th October 2009 under a jurisdiction listed in Part 2 of this Schedule and section 238 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 applies;

(iii)on or before 4th October 2009 under a jurisdiction listed in Part 3 of this Schedule.

4.  The terms—

“action”;

“dismissed”;

“grievance”;

“modified dismissal procedure”;

“modified grievance procedure”;

“relevant disciplinary action”;

“standard dismissal and disciplinary procedure”; and

“standard grievance procedure”,

have the same meaning in this Order as they have in the Regulations.

5.  The amendments to section 24 and section 163 of the 1996 Act, made by section 7 of the Act, shall not have effect where the complaint has been presented to the employment tribunal before 6th April 2009.

(2)

1992. Section 238(2) was amended by section 1(2)(a) of the Employment Rights (Dispute Resolution) Act 1998 (c. 8). Section 238(2A) was inserted by section 49(2), paragraph 77 of Schedule 8 to the Trade Union Reform and Employment Rights Act 1993 (c. 19) and subsequently amended by section 9 of the Employment Relations Act 1999 (c. 26), sections 40(9)(a) and (b) and 41(2)(a) and (b) of the Employment Relations Act 2004 (c. 24), section 240, paragraphs 56(1) and (15) of Schedule 1 to the Employment Rights Act 1996, and section 9, paragraphs 1 and 3(b) of Schedule 4 to the Employment Relations Act 1999. Section 238(2B) was inserted by section 16, paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 5 to the Employment Relations Act 1999.

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