Employment Equality Act 1998


Number 21 of 1998


EMPLOYMENT EQUALITY ACT 1998

REVISED

Updated to 18 July 2018


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Employment Equality Act 1998. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including Heritage Act 2018 (15/2018), enacted 18 July 2018, and all statutory instruments up to and including Employment Equality Act 1998 (Section 12) (Reservation of Vocational Training Places) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 260 of 2018), made 18 July 2018, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

Disclaimer: While every care has been taken in the preparation of this Revised Act, the Law Reform Commission can assume no responsibility for and give no guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up to date nature of the information provided and does not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions. Please notify any errors, omissions and comments by email to

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Number 21 of 1998


EMPLOYMENT EQUALITY ACT 1998

REVISED

Updated to 18 July 2018


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

Employment Equality Acts 1998 to 2015 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation ( Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011, s. 1(4)). The Acts in the group are:

Employment Equality Act 1998 (21/1998)

Equality Act 2004 (24/2004), Part 2

Protection of Employment (Exceptional Collective Redundancies and Related Matters) Act 2007 (27/2007), insofar as it relates to the previous two Acts

Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008 (14/2008), Part 16

Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011 (23/2011), ss. 18 to 26

Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015 (43/2015), ss. 3 to 11

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations.

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1984, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Credit Guarantee (Amendment) Act 2016 (1/2016)

Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015 (43/2015)

National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 (22/2015)

Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015)

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014 (25/2014)

Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2014 (16/2014)

Education and Training Boards Act 2013 (11/2013)

Protection of Employees (Temporary Agency Work) Act 2012 (13/2012)

Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011 (23/2011)

Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 2011 (10/2011)

Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 (24/2010)

Merchant Shipping Act 2010 (14/2010)

Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008 (14/2008)

Protection of Employment (Exceptional Collective Redundancies and Related Matters) Act 2007 (27/2007)

Equality Act 2004 (24/2004)

Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004 (9/2004)

Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Act 2004 (33/2004)

Redundancy Payments Act 2003 (14/2003)

Equal Status Act 2000 (8/2000)

Parental Leave Act 1998 (30/1998)

Pensions Act 1990 (25/1990)

All Acts up to and including Heritage Act 2018 (15/2018), enacted 18 July 2018, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Employment Equality Act 1998 (Section 12) (Reservation of Vocational Training Places) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 260 of 2018)

Employment Equality Act 1998 (Withdrawal of Certain Claims) (Relevant Date) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 126 of 2016)

Employment Equality Acts 1998 to 2011 (section 12) (Church of Ireland College of Education) Order 2013 (S.I. No. 288 of 2013)

Equality Tribunal (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 531 of 2012)

Employment Equality Act 1998 (Code of Practice) (Harassment) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 208 of 2012)

Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 418 of 2011)

Equality, Integration, Disability and Human Rights (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 139 of 2011)

Equality, Integration, Disability and Human Rights (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 217 of 2010)

Employment Equality Act 1998 (Section 12) (Church of Ireland College of Education) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 251 of 2008)

Employment Equality Act 1998 (section 12) (Church of Ireland College of Education) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 319 of 2003)

Employment Equality Act 1998 (Code of Practice) (Harassment) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 78 of 2002)

European Communities (Burden of Proof in Gender Discrimination Cases) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 337 of 2001)

Employment Equality Act 1998 (Section 12) (Church of Ireland College of Education) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 216 of 2000)

Employment Equality Act 1998 (Section 76 Right to Information) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 321 of 1999)

Employment Equality Act 1998 (Commencement) Order 1999 (S.I. No. 320 of 1999)

All statutory instruments up to and including Employment Equality Act 1998 (Section 12) (Reservation of Vocational Training Places) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 260 of 2018), made 18 July 2018, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 21 of 1998


EMPLOYMENT EQUALITY ACT 1998

REVISED

Updated to 18 July 2018


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

Preliminary and General

Section

1.

Short title and commencement.

2.

Interpretation.

3.

Orders and regulations.

4.

Expenses.

5.

Repeals and consequential amendments.

PART II

Discrimination: General Provisions

Introductory

6.

Discrimination for the purposes of this Act.

7.

Like work.

Discrimination in Specific Areas

8.

Discrimination by employers etc.

9.

Provisions in certain agreements and orders.

10.

Advertising.

11.

Employment agencies.

12.

Vocational training.

13.

Membership of certain bodies.

13A.

Partnerships.

14.

Procuring etc. discrimination or victimisation.

14A.

Harassment and sexual harassment.

Vicarious Liability etc.

15.

Liability of employers and principals.

Obligations of Employers etc.

16.

Nature and extent of employer’s obligations in certain cases.

17.

Compliance with statutory requirements etc.

PART III

Specific Provisions as to Equality Between Women and Men

Introductory

18.

Application of equality principles to both men and women.

Remuneration

19.

Entitlement to equal remuneration.

20.

Implied term as to equal remuneration.

Other Matters

21.

Equality clause relating to gender issues.

22.

Indirect discrimination on the gender ground.

23.

Sexual harassment in the workplace etc.

24.

Positive action on equal opportunities.

25.

Exclusion of discrimination in certain employments.

26.

Exceptions relating to family and personal matters.

27.

Garda Síochána and prison service.

PART IV

Specific Provisions as to Equality Between other Categories of Persons

28.

The comparators.

29.

Entitlement to equal remuneration.

30.

Equality clause relating to non-gender issues.

31.

Indirect discrimination.

32.

Harassment in the workplace etc.

33.

Positive action permitted.

34.

Savings and exceptions related to the family, age or disability.

35.

Special provisions related to persons with disabilities.

36.

Imposition of certain requirements to be lawful.

37.

Exclusion of discrimination on particular grounds in certain employments.

PART V

Equality Authority

General

38.

Continuation of Employment Equality Agency as Equality Authority.

39.

Functions of Authority.

40.

Strategic Plans.

41.

Membership.

42.

Chairperson.

43.

Disqualification.

44.

Ordinary members.

45.

Chairperson and ordinary members may be re-appointed.

46.

Vice-chairperson.

47.

Meetings and business.

48.

Advisory committees.

49.

Chief Executive Officer.

50.

Accountability of Chief Executive Officer.

51.

Staff.

52.

Seal of Authority.

53.

Accounts and audits.

54.

Annual report and provision of information to Minister.

55.

Grants and borrowing powers.

56.

Codes of practice.

57.

Research and information.

Inquiries by Authority

58.

Inquiries.

59.

Obtaining information etc. for purposes of inquiry.

60.

Offences relating to inquiries etc.

61.

Recommendations arising out of and reports of inquiries.

62.

Non-discrimination notices.

63.

Appeal against non-discrimination notice.

64.

Register of non-discrimination notices.

65.

Injunctions for failure to comply with non-discrimination notice.

66.

Offence relating to failure to comply with non-discrimination notice.

67.

Assistance by Authority in connection with certain references.

PART VI

Equality Reviews and Action Plans and Review of Legislation

68.

Definition ( Part VI).

69.

Equality reviews and action plans.

70.

Enforcement powers in respect of equality reviews and action plans.

71.

Appeal against substantive notice.

72.

Enforcement of substantive notices.

73.

Review of legislation.

PART VII

Other Remedies and Enforcement

Introductory

74.

Interpretation ( Part VII).

Equality Investigations

75.

[Director General of the Workplace Relations Commission] and other officers.

Redress

76.

Right to information.

77.

The forum for seeking redress.

77A.

Dismissal of claim.

78.

Mediation.

79.

Investigations by [Director General of the Workplace Relations Commission].

80.

References to the Circuit Court.

81.

Consequences of failure to supply information etc.

82.

Redress which may be ordered.

83.

Appeals from the [Director General of the Workplace Relations Commission].

84.

References by the Labour Court to the [Director General of the Workplace Relations Commission.]

85.

Enforcement powers of the Authority.

85A.

Burden of proof.

Collective Agreements

86.

Reference of collective agreements to [Director General of the Workplace Relations Commission].

87.

Mediation, decisions and appeals relating to collective agreements.

Decisions and Determinations Generally

88.

Form and content of decisions and determinations.

89.

Supply and publication of decisions and determinations.

90.

Appeals and references from the Labour Court.

Enforcement by Circuit Court

91.

Enforcement of determinations, decisions and mediated settlements.

92.

Additional powers of Circuit Court on enforcement.

93.

Compensation in lieu of re-instatement or re-engagement.

Information

94.

Powers to enter premises, obtain information, etc.

95.

Requirements on persons to provide information.

96.

Sanctions for failure or refusal to supply documents, information, etc.

97.

Supplementary provisions as to information.

Offences

98.

Penalty for dismissal of employee for exercising rights.

99.

Obstruction etc. of [Director General of the Workplace Relations Commission] and other officers.

99A.

Award of expenses.

100.

Offences: general provisions.

Supplementary

101.

Alternative avenues of redress.

101A.

Parallel claims.

102.

Striking out cases which are not pursued.

103.

Provisions relating to insolvency.

104.

Special provision as to Defence Forces.

105.

Amendment of Industrial Relations Act, 1990.

106.

Transitional provision.


Acts Referred to

Adoptive Leave Act, 1995

1995, No. 2

Air Navigation and Transport Act, 1946

1946, No. 23

Anti-Discrimination (Pay) Act, 1974

1974, No. 15

Bankruptcy Act, 1988

1988, No. 27

Civil Service Commissioners Act, 1956

1956, No. 45

Civil Service Regulation Act, 1956

1956, No. 46

Civil Service Regulation Acts, 1956 to 1996

Companies Act, 1963

1963, No. 33

Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Act, 1993

1993, No. 8

Courts Act, 1981

1981, No. 11

Defence Act, 1954

1954, No. 18

Employment Agency Act, 1971

1971, No. 27

Employment Equality Act, 1977

1977, No. 16

European Parliament Elections Act, 1997

1997, No. 2

Finance Act, 1987

1987, No. 10

Health Act, 1970

1970, No. 1

Industrial Relations Act, 1946

1946, No. 26

Industrial Relations Act, 1969

1969, No. 14

Industrial Relations Act, 1990

1990, No. 19

Interpretation Act, 1937

1937, No. 38

Interpretation Acts, 1937 to 1997

Irish Aviation Authority Act, 1993

1993, No. 29

Local Government Act, 1941

1941, No. 23

Maternity Protection Act, 1994

1994, No. 34

Merchant Shipping Act, 1947

1947, No. 46

Merchant Shipping (Certification of Seamen) Act, 1979

1979, No. 37

Pensions Act, 1990

1990, No. 25

Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act, 1851

14 & 15 Vict., c. 9

Employees (Employers’ Insolvency) Act, 1984

1984, No. 21

Redundancy Payments Act, 1967

1967, No. 21

Solicitors Act, 1954

1954, No. 36

Trade Union Act, 1941

1941, No. 22

Transport (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1971

1971, No. 14

Unfair Dismissals Acts, 1977 to 1993


Number 21 of 1998


EMPLOYMENT EQUALITY ACT 1998

REVISED

Updated to 18 July 2018


AN ACT TO MAKE FURTHER PROVISION FOR THE PROMOTION OF EQUALITY BETWEEN EMPLOYED PERSONS; TO MAKE FURTHER PROVISION WITH RESPECT TO DISCRIMINATION IN, AND IN CONNECTION WITH, EMPLOYMENT, VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND MEMBERSHIP OF CERTAIN BODIES; TO MAKE FURTHER PROVISION IN CONNECTION WITH COUNCIL DIRECTIVE NO. 75/117/EEC ON THE APPROXIMATION OF THE LAWS OF THE MEMBER STATES RELATING TO THE APPLICATION OF THE PRINCIPLE OF EQUAL PAY FOR MEN AND WOMEN AND COUNCIL DIRECTIVE NO. 76/207/EEC ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PRINCIPLE OF EQUAL TREATMENT FOR MEN AND WOMEN AS REGARDS ACCESS TO EMPLOYMENT, VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND PROMOTION, AND WORKING CONDITIONS; TO MAKE FURTHER PROVISION WITH RESPECT TO HARASSMENT IN EMPLOYMENT AND IN THE WORKPLACE; TO CHANGE THE NAME AND CONSTITUTION OF THE EMPLOYMENT EQUALITY AGENCY AND PROVIDE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION BY THAT BODY OF VARIOUS MATTERS PERTAINING TO THIS ACT; TO ESTABLISH PROCEDURES FOR THE INVESTIGATION AND REMEDYING OF VARIOUS MATTERS ARISING UNDER THIS ACT; TO REPEAL THE ANTI-DISCRIMINATION (PAY) ACT, 1974, AND THE EMPLOYMENT EQUALITY ACT, 1977, AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS. [18 th June, 1998]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:

Annotations:

Modifications (not altering text):

C1

Mediation services under collectively cited Employment Equality Acts 1998 to 2011 excluded from application of Freedom of Information Act 2014 by Freedom of Information Act 2014 (30/2014), s. 6(2) and sch. 1 part 1 para. (k); as substituted (1.10.2015) by National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 (22/2015), s. 19(1), commenced by S.I. No. 410 of 2015 as per subs. (2).

Public bodies

6. — ...

(2) (a) An entity specified in Part 1 of Schedule 1 (“the parent entity”) shall, subject to the provisions of that Part, be a public body for the purposes of this Act.

...

SCHEDULE 1

Section 6

Part 1

Partially Included Agencies

Section 6 does not include a reference to—

...

[(k) the Workplace Relations Commission—

(i) insofar as it relates to records concerning the provision of mediation services under the Employment Equality Acts 1998 to 2011, the Equal Status Acts 2000 to 2012 or the Pensions Acts 1990 to 2014, where parties to the process are participating in a voluntary capacity to try to settle such disputes, or

(ii) insofar as it relates to records concerning—

(I) the referral of a complaint or dispute for resolution under section 39 of the Workplace Relations Act 2015,

(II) attempts made in accordance with that section to resolve any such complaint or dispute, or

(III) the resolution of any such complaint or dispute in accordance with that section. ]

C2

Functions transferred and “Minister for Justice and Equality” and “Department of Justice and Equality” construed (1.01.2013) by Equality Tribunal (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 531 of 2012), arts. 2, 3(1)(a), 3(2), commenced as per art. 1(2).

2.—(1) The administration and business in connection with the exercise, performance or execution of any functions transferred by Article 3 are transferred to the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

(2) References to the Department of Justice and Equality contained in any Act or any instrument made under such Act and relating to any administration and business transferred by paragraph (1) shall, from the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

3.—(1) The functions vested in the Minister for Justice and Equality by or under—

(a) sections 75, 76, 79, 94 and 100 of the Employment Equality Act 1998 (No. 21 of 1998),

...

are transferred to the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

(2) References to the Minister for Justice and Equality contained in any Act or instrument made under such Act and relating to any functions transferred by this Article shall, from the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

...

C3

Functions transferred and references to “Department of Finance” and “Minister for Finance” construed (29.07.2011) by Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 418 of 2011), arts. 2, 3, 5 and sch. 1 part 2, in effect as per art. 1(2), subject to transitional provisions in arts. 6-9.

2. (1) The administration and business in connection with the performance of any functions transferred by this Order are transferred to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

(2) References to the Department of Finance contained in any Act or instrument made thereunder and relating to the administration and business transferred by paragraph (1) shall, on and after the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

3. The functions conferred on the Minister for Finance by or under the provisions of —

(a) the enactments specified in Schedule 1, and

(b) the statutory instruments specified in Schedule 2,

are transferred to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

...

5. References to the Minister for Finance contained in any Act or instrument under an Act and relating to any functions transferred by this Order shall, from the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

...

Schedule 1

Enactments

...

Part 2

1922 to 2011 Enactments

Number and Year

Short Title

Provision

(1)

(2)

(3)

...

...

...

No. 21 of 1998

Employment Equality Act 1998

Sections 42(1) and (2), 44(2) and (4), 46(2), 48(3) and (4), 51, 55(1), 59(4) and 75(1), (2) and (4A)

...

...

...

C4

Certain functions in relation to Act transferred from Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs to Department of Justice and Law Reform and term “Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs” construed (1.04.2011) by Equality, Integration, Disability and Human Rights (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 139 of 2011), arts. 2 and 3, subject to transitional provisions.

2. (1) The administration and business in connection with the exercise, performance or execution of any functions transferred by Article 3 are transferred to the Department of Justice and Law Reform.

(2) References to the Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs contained in any Act or instrument made under such Act and relating to any administration and business transferred by paragraph (1) shall, from the commencement of this Order, be read as references to the Department of Justice and Law Reform.

3. (1) The functions vested in the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs by or under any of the Acts mentioned in the Schedule are transferred to the Minister for Justice and Law Reform.

...

(3) References to the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs contained in any Act or instrument made under such Act and relating to any functions transferred by this Article shall, from the commencement of this Order, be read as references to the Minister for Justice and Law Reform.

...

SCHEDULE

...

Employment Equality Acts 1998 to 2008, other than section 27(2) and section 37(4) (inserted by Part 2 of the Equality Act 2004 (No. 24 of 2004)) of the Employment Equality Act 1998 (No. 21 of 1998).

...

C5

Application of Act restricted (3.07.2010) by Merchant Shipping Act 2010 (14/2010), s. 87(10), commenced on enactment.

Maritime Labour Convention 2006.

87.—...

(10) In relation to discrimination on the age or disability ground nothing in the Employment Equality Act 1998 renders unlawful any act done in compliance with this section or any regulation made under this section.

C6

Power to make regulations for purposes of Act provided (25.10.2000) by Equal Status Act 2000 (8/2000), s. 41(2), S.I. No. 351 of 2000.

Regulations.

41.— ...

(2) The Minister may by regulations specify, in cases where provision is not otherwise made in that behalf by regulations under this Act or the Employment Equality Act, 1998 —

(a) procedures to be followed by the Director or, as the case may be, the Labour Court, in carrying out functions under this Act or the Employment Equality Act, 1998, and

(b) time limits applicable to the carrying out of such functions, including procedures for extending those limits in certain circumstances.

...

C7

Application of Act restricted in certain circumstances by Pensions Act 1990 (25/1990), s. 81H(7) as inserted (5.04.2004) by Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004 (9/2004), s. 22, S.I. No. 141 of 2004.

Redress which may be ordered.

81H.— ...

(7) Where an act constitutes victimisation both under this Part and the Employment Equality Act 1998 or the Equal Status Act 2000, redress may be provided under only one of them.

Editorial Notes:

E1

Act included in definitions of “employment enactment” and “relevant enactment” (1.08.2015) by Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015), s. 2 and sch. 1 part 1 item 15, S.I. No. 338 of 2015, with the following effects:

• Authorised officers or inspectors under employment enactments deemed to be appointed under Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015), s. 26(2) and subject to termination under s. 26(4).

• Powers of inspectors for purposes of relevant enactments defined in Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015), s. 27.

• Workplace Relations Commission, an inspector or an adjudication officer authorised to disclose employer’s registered number or employee’s PPSN to enable Labour Court to perform functions under relevant enactments by Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015) s. 31(5).

• Power of Workplace Relations Commission and official body to disclose information to each other concerning the commission of offence under relevant enactment provided by Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015), s. 32.

• Power of Workplace Relations Commission and contracting authority to disclose information to each other concerning the commission of offence under employment enactment/ relevant enactment provided by Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015), s. 33.

• Powers of Minister to prosecute under relevant enactments transferred to Workplace Relations Commission and references construed by Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015), s. 37.

• Functions of EAT to hear claims under employment enactments transferred to Workplace Relations Commission and references to EAT construed by Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015) s. 66(1), (2), not commenced as of date of revision.

E2

Obligation imposed on Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission to provide information to the public and keep under review the effectiveness of the working of collectively cited Employment Equality Acts 1998 to 2011 (1.11.2014) by Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014 (25/2014), s. 30(1)(b)(i), S.I. No. 449 of 2014.

E3

Approved code of practice for purposes of Act declared (31.05.2012) by Employment Equality Act 1998 (Code of Practice) (Harassment) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 208 of 2012), art. 2 and sch.

E4

Previous affecting provision: approved code of practice for purposes of Act declared (8.03.2002) by Employment Equality Act 1998 (Code of Practice) (Harassment) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 78 of 2002), art. 2 and sch.; revoked (31.05.2012) by Employment Equality Act 1998 (Code of Practice) (Harassment) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 208 of 2012), art. 3.

E5

Previous affecting provision: certain functions in relation to Act transferred from Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform to Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs (1.06.2010) by Equality, Integration, Disability and Human Rights (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 217 of 2010); re-transferred as per C-note above.