Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014

32.

Equality reviews and equality action plans

32. (1) The Commission may invite a particular undertaking, group of undertakings or the undertakings making up a particular industry or sector thereof to—

(a) carry out an equality review in relation to that undertaking or those undertakings, or

(b) prepare and implement an equality action plan in respect of that undertaking or those undertakings,

or both.

(2) The Commission may, if it thinks it appropriate, itself—

(a) carry out an equality review, or

(b) prepare an equality action plan,

in relation to any undertaking of 50 or more employees or group of such undertakings or such undertakings making up a particular industry or a sector thereof.

(3) An equality review or equality action plan may relate to—

(a) equality of opportunity generally, or

(b) a particular aspect of discrimination,

within an undertaking or group of undertakings or undertakings making up a particular industry or a sector thereof.

(4) Where an equality review or equality action plan relates to matters that are covered by both—

(a) the Act of 1998, and

(b) the Act of 2000,

the review or the action plan, as the case may be, shall deal separately with those matters and each part of the review or plan, as the case may be, shall be treated as a separate equality review plan or equality action plan, as the case may be.