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The Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1987

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Construction of references to date of dismissal

4.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), references in paragraph 2 to the date of a dismissal are to the effective date of termination in relation to that dismissal as defined in Article 21(4) of the No. 1 Order.

(2) Where the notice required to be given by an employer by section 1(1) of the Act of 1965 (minimum period of notice) would, if duly given when notice of termination was given by the employer, or (where no notice was given) when the contract of employment was terminated by the employer, have expired on a date later than the effective date of termination as defined by Article 21(4) of the No. 1 Order, then, in ascertaining for the purposes of paragraph 2(a) whether a person was dismissed before 4th May 1982, that later date shall be treated as the date of the dismissal.

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