(1) References in any provision of this Act to a period of continuous employment are (unless provision is expressly made to the contrary) to a period computed in accordance with this Chapter.
(2) In any provision of this Act which refers to a period of continuous employment expressed in months or years—
(a) a month means a calendar month, and
(b) a year means a year of twelve calendar months.
(3) In computing an employee's period of continuous employment for the purposes of any provision of this Act, any question—
(a) whether the employee's employment is of a kind counting towards
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