Transnational Information and Consultation of Employees Act 1996

Offences.

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18. (1) An undertaking or group of undertakings the central management of which refuses to provide information about the workforce numbers or status of employees for the purposes of section 4 or unreasonably and wilfully obstructs or delays the provision of such information, shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) An undertaking or group of undertakings the central management of which does not comply with the requirements referred to in section 13 (2) applicable to it shall be guilty of an offence.

(3) A person to whom section 15 (1) applies who, except as permitted by section 15 , reveals information expressly provided in confidence to him or her, the Body, Forum or Council of which he or she is a member, or the member or body he or she is employed to advise, shall be guilty of an offence.

F36 [ (3A) An undertaking or group of undertakings the central management of which does not comply with the requirements referred to in section 12A(1) applicable to it shall be guilty of an offence. ]

(4) Where an offence under this Act which is committed by a body corporate is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of, or to be attributable to any neglect on the part of, any person who, when the offence was committed, was a director, manager, secretary or other similar officer of the body or a person who was purporting to act in such capacity, that person (as well as the body corporate) shall be guilty of an offence and liable to be proceeded against and punished as if guilty of the offence committed by the body corporate.