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Statutory Instrument 2002 No. 10

Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2002

(The document as of February, 2008. Arhiv.Online Library)

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STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS


2002 No. 10


TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT


Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2002

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 Made7th January 2002 
 Laid before Parliament8th January 2002 
 Coming into force1st February 2002 

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on her by section 34 of the Employment Relations Act 1999[1], hereby makes the following Order:

Citation, commencement and interpretation
    1. - (1) This order may be cited as the Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2002 and shall come into force on 1st February 2002.

    (2) In this Order - 

    (a) "the 1992 Act" means the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992[2];

    (b) "the 1996 Act" means the Employment Rights Act 1996[3].

Revocation
    2.Subject to article 4, the Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2001[4] is revoked.

Increase of limits
    3.Subject to article 4, each of the limits referred to in the first and second columns of the Table in the Schedule to this Order is increased by the substitution, in place of the old amount specified in the third column, of the new amount specified in the fourth column.

Transitional provisions
    4. - (1) The increases provided for in article 3 have effect in any case where the appropriate date falls on or after 1st February 2002.

    (2) In a case where the appropriate date falls before 1st February 2002, the limits having effect in relation to the case immediately before 1st February 2002 continue to apply.

    (3) In this article "the appropriate date" means - 

    (a) in the case of an application made under section 67 of the 1992 Act (compensation for unjustifiable discipline by a trade union), the date of the determination infringing the applicant's right;

    (b) in the case of a complaint presented under section 137(2) of the 1992 Act (refusal of employment on grounds related to union membership) or section 138(2) of that Act (refusal of service of employment agency on grounds related to union membership), the date of the conduct to which the complaint relates, as determined under section 139 of that Act;

    (c) in the case of an application made under section 176(2) of the 1992 Act[5] (compensation for exclusion or expulsion from a trade union), the date of the exclusion or expulsion from the union;

    (d) in the case of a guarantee payment to which an employee is entitled under section 28(1) of the 1996 Act, the day in respect of which the payment is due;

    (e) in the case of a complaint presented under section 111 of the 1996 Act (complaints of unfair dismissal), for the purpose of calculating the basic award or compensatory award under section 118(1) of that Act, the effective date of termination as defined by section 97 of that Act;

    (f) in the case of an award under section 117(1) or (3) of the 1996 Act[6], where an employer has failed to comply fully with the terms of an order for reinstatement or re-engagement or has failed to reinstate or re-engage the complainant in accordance with such an order, the date by which the order of reinstatement (specified under section 114(2)(c) of that Act) or, as the case may be, re-engagement (specified under section 115(2)(f) of that Act) should have been complied with;

    (g) in the case of entitlement to a redundancy payment by virtue of section 135(1)(a) of the 1996 Act (dismissal by reason of redundancy), the relevant date as defined by section 145 of that Act[7];

    (h) in the case of entitlement to a redundancy payment by virtue of section 135(1)(b) of the 1996 Act (lay-off or short-time), the relevant date as defined by section 153 of that Act; and

    (i) in the case of entitlement to a payment under section 182 of the 1996 Act (payments by the Secretary of State), the appropriate date as defined by section 185 of that Act.


Alan Johnson
Minister of State for the Regions and Employment Relations, Department of Trade and Industry

7th January 2002



SCHEDULE
Article 3


TABLE OF INCREASE OF LIMITS


    Relevant statutory provisionSubject of provisionOld LimitsNew Limits
1Section 156(1) of the 1992 ActMinimum amount of basic award of compensation where dismissal is unfair by virtue of section 152(1) or 153 of the 1992 Act.3,3003,400
2Section 176(6) of the 1992 ActMinimum amount of compensation awarded by the Employment Appeal Tribunal where individual excluded or expelled from union in contravention of section 174 of the 1992 Act.5,5005,600
3Section 31(1) of the 1996 ActLimit on amount of guarantee payment payable to an employee in respect of any day.16.7017.00
4Section 120(1) of the 1996 ActMinimum amount of basic award of compensation where dismissal is unfair by virtue of section 100(1)(a) or (b), 101A(d), 102(1) or 103 of the 1996 Act.3,3003,400
5Section 124(1) of the 1996 ActLimit on amount of compensatory award for unfair dismissal.51,70052,600
6Paragraphs (a) and (b) of section 186(1) of the 1996 Act.Limits on amount in respect of any one week payable to an employee in respect of debt to which Part XII of the 1996 Act applies and which is referable to a period of time.240250
7Section 227(1) of the 1996 ActMaximum amount of "a week's pay" for the purpose of calculating basic or additional award of compensation for unfair dismissal or redundancy payment.240250



EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)


This Order increases, from 1st February 2002, the limits applying to certain awards of employment tribunals, and other amounts payable under employment legislation, as specified in the Schedule to the Order.

Under section 34 of the Employment Relations Act 1999, if the retail prices index for September of a year is higher (or lower) than the index for the previous September, the Secretary of State is required to change the limits, by Order, by the amount of the increase (or decrease). The increases made by this Order reflect the increase in the index from September 2000 to September 2001.

The increases apply where the event giving rise to the entitlement to compensation or other payments occurred on or after 1st February 2002. Limits previously in force under the Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/21) are preserved by article 4 of the Order in relation to cases were the relevant event was before that date.


Notes:

[1] 1999 c. 26.back

[2] 1992 c. 52.back

[3] 1996 c. 18.back

[4] S.I. 2001/21.back

[5] Section 176 was substituted by section 14 of the Trade Union Reform and Employment Rights Act 1993 (c. 19).back

[6] Section 117(3) was amended by the Employment Relations Act 1999, section 33(2).back

[7] Section 145(7) was repealed by the Employment Relations Act 1999, section 9 and 44; Schedule 4, Part III, paragraphs 5 and 26; and Schedule 9.2.back



ISBN 0 11 039144 6


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