Employment Equality Act 1998

Obstruction etc. of F174 [ Director General of the Workplace Relations Commission ] and other officers.

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99. (1) Any person who—

( a) obstructs or impedes the Labour Court, the F174 [ Director General of the Workplace Relations Commission ] or an F174 [ adjudication officer ] in the exercise of powers under this Part, or

( b) fails to comply with a requirement of the Labour Court, the F174 [ Director General of the Workplace Relations Commission ] or an F174 [ adjudication officer ] given under this Part,

shall be guilty of an offence under this section.

(2) Any reference in subsection (1) to an F174 [ adjudication officer ] includes a reference to a person authorised under section 94(1)(a) .

Annotations:

Amendments:

F174

Substituted (1.10.2015) by Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015), s. 83(1)(c)(i), (ii), S.I. No. 410 of 2015, subject to transitional provision in subs. (2).

Modifications (not altering text):

C48

Application of section extended with modifications by Pensions Act 1990 (25/1990), s. 81J and sch. 4, as inserted (5.04.2004) by Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004 (9/2004), s. 22, S.I. No. 141 of 2004, as amended (18.07.2004) by Equality Act 2004 24/2004), s. 66(3)(e), commenced on enactment.

Application of Employment Equality Act 1998.

81J.—(1) In this section ‘the Act of 1998’ means the Employment Equality Act 1998.

(2) Sections 74, [76, 77A], 78 to 81, 83 to 85 and 86 to 104 of the Act of 1998 shall, where appropriate, apply in relation to this Part as they apply in relation to that Act but with the following modifications.

(3) Those modifications are that for the words set out in column (3) of the Fourth Schedule at a particular reference number, being words appearing in a section or sections of the Act of 1998 specified in column (2) of that Schedule at that reference number, there shall be substituted in the place or, as the case may be, each place where those words occur in that section or sections the words set out in column (4) of that Schedule at that reference number.