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Work and Families Act (Northern Ireland) 2015

Section 16: Time off work for ante-natal care: increased amount of award

Section 16 increases the amount of compensation that an industrial tribunal will order where it finds that a pregnant employee or agency worker has unreasonably been refused time off work to attend an ante-natal appointment. The amount is increased from the hourly pay of the employee or agency worker to twice that amount.

Subsection (2) amends Article 85 of the ERO to this effect in respect of employees and subsection (3) amends Article 85ZC in respect of agency workers.

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