Unfair Dismissals Act 1977

Dismissal during apprenticeship.


4.F30[Except in so far as any provision of this Act otherwise provides] This Act shall not apply in relation to the dismissal of a person who is or was employed under a statutory apprenticeship if the dismissal takes place within 6 months after the commencement of the apprenticeship or within 1 month after the completion of the apprenticeship.




Inserted (30.01.1995) by Maternity Protection Act 1994 (34/1994), s. 38(3), S.I. No. 16 of 1995.

Modifications (not altering text):


Application of section restricted (1.10.1993) by Unfair Dismissals (Amendment) Act 1993 (22/1993), s. 14, commenced as per s. 17(4).

Dismissal of persons during apprenticeship, training, etc., or during first year of service, for trade union membership or activities.

14.—Sections 2 (1), 3 and 4 and subsections (1) and (6) of section 6 of the Principal Act shall not apply to a person referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) of the said section 2 (1) or the said section 3 or 4 who is dismissed if the dismissal results wholly or mainly from one or more of the matters referred to in subsection (2) (a) of the said section 6.