Transnational Information and Consultation of Employees Act 1996

Prosecution and penalties.

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19. (1) A person guilty of an offence under F37 [ section 18 (1), (2) or (3A) ] shall be liable—

( a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding £1,500 or, at the discretion of the court, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both the fine and the imprisonment, or

( b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding £10,000 or, at the discretion of the court, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years or to both the fine and the imprisonment.

(2) If the offence under F37 [ section 18 (1), (2) or (3A) ] of which a person was convicted is continued after conviction, the person shall be guilty of a further offence on every day on which the act or omission constituting the offence continues, and for each such further offence the person shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £200 or on conviction on indictment to a fine not exceeding £1,000.

(3) A person guilty of an offence under section 18 (3) shall be liable—

( a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding £1,500 or, at the discretion of the court, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both the fine and the imprisonment, or

( b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding £10,000 or, at the discretion of the court, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years or to both the fine and the imprisonment.

(4) Proceedings in relation to a summary offence under section 18 may be brought and prosecuted by the Minister for Enterprise and Employment.

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F37

Substituted (13.07.2011) by European Communities (Transnational Information and Consultation of Employees Act 1996) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 380 of 2011), reg. 15(a) and (b).