Employment Equality Act 1998
Positive action on equal opportunities.
24.— F47 [ (1) This Act is without prejudice to any measures —
( a ) maintained or adopted with a view to ensuring full equality in practice between men and women in their employments, and
( b ) providing for specific advantages so as —
(i) to make it easier for an under-represented sex to pursue a vocational activity, or
(ii) to prevent or compensate for disadvantages in professional careers. ]
(2) In the Defence Act, 1954, in section 289(2) (the Army Nursing Service limited to women) for the word “women” there shall be inserted “ persons”.