Protection of Employment (Exceptional Collective Redundancies and Related Matters) Act 2007

PART 2

Exceptional Collective Redundancies

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Modifications (not altering text):

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Period for which of Part 2 shall have effect extended (7.05.2013 to 7.05.2016) by Protection of Employment (Exceptional Collective Redundancies and Related Matters) Act 2007 (Duration of Part 2) Order 2013 (S.I. No. 153 of 2013), reg. 2.

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2. The period mentioned in subsection (1) of section 3 of the Protection of Employment (Exceptional Collective Redundancies and Related Matters) Act 2007 (No. 27 of 2007), as extended by the Protection of Employment (Exceptional Collective Redundancies and Related Matters) Act 2007 (Duration of Part 2) Order 2010 ( S.I. No. 197 of 2010 ), is extended by a further period of 3 years commencing on the expiration of the period provided for by Statutory Instrument No. 197 of 2010.

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Editorial Notes:

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Previous affecting provision: period for which Part 2 shall have effect extended (7.05.2010 to 7.05.2013) by Protection of Employment (Exceptional Collective Redundancies and Related Matters) Act 2007 (Duration of Part 2) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 197 of 2010), reg. 2; expired.

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What constitutes exceptional collective redundancies.

4.— (1) Subject to subsection (2), dismissals proposed by an employer together constitute exceptional collective redundancies for the purposes of this Part if, were they to take effect, they would be dismissals of the kind referred to in section 7(2A) of the Redundancy Payments Act 1967 (inserted by section 16 ).

(2) For the avoidance of doubt, it is declared that this Part does not apply to—

( a) the employment of agency workers for temporary or recurring business needs, or

( b) the use of outsourcing, contracting-out or other forms of business restructuring,

in circumstances other than those referred to in section 7(2A) of the Redundancy Payments Act 1967.