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The Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1993

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25.—(1) An employee who has the right to return to work under Article 20 and a right to return to work after absence because of pregnancy or childbirth under a contract of employment or otherwise may not exercise the two rights separately but may, in returning to work, take advantage of whichever right is, in any particular respect, the more favourable.

(2) The provisions of Articles 20, 22 to 24 and 30 and paragraphs 1 to 4 of Schedule 2 shall apply, subject to any modifications necessary to give effect to any more favourable contractual terms, to the exercise of the composite right described in paragraph (1) as they apply to the exercise of the right to return to work under Article 20.

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