Employees (Provision of Information and Consultation) Act 2006

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Right of employees to information and consultation.

3.— (1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, an employee employed in an undertaking employing 50 or more employees has a right to information and consultation.

(2) This Act is without prejudice to—

( a) the information and consultation procedures under the Protection of Employment Act 1977, as amended by the Protection of Employment Order 1996 ( S.I. No. 370 of 1996), and the European Communities (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2000 ( S.I. No. 488 of 2000),

( b) the information and consultation procedures under the European Communities (Protection of Employees on Transfer of Undertakings) Regulations 2003 ( S.I. No. 131 of 2003),

( c) the information and consultation procedures under the Transnational Information and Consultation of Employees Act 1996 and the European Communities ( Transnational Information and Consultation of Employees Act 1996) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 ( S.I. No. 386 of 1999), and

( d) any right to information, consultation or participation conferred on employees by any other Act or instrument thereunder.

(3) For the avoidance of doubt, the according to employees of their rights through a European Employees’ Forum, an Information and Consultation procedure or a European Works Council established under the Transnational Information and Consultation of Employees Act 1996 or by an agreement under section 6 of that Act, is not sufficient compliance by the employer with this Act.