Employment Equality Act 1998

Positive action on equal opportunities.


24.F48[(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”.




Substituted (18.07.2004) by Equality Act 2004 (23/2004), s. 15, commenced on enactment.