Employment Relations Act 1999 comes into force

Implementation date: 25 October 1999

The Act simplifies the system of additional and special awards of compensation for unfair dismissal into a single additional award in respect of dismissals where the effective date of termination falls on or after 25 October 1999. It also forbids employees working under fixed-term contracts of one year or more in duration to enter into written agreements (whether or not contained in their contracts of employment) to waive their right to complain of unfair dismissal on the expiry of the fixed term. The Act can be viewed on the OPSI website.
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