Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014



6. (1) A person guilty of an offence under this Act (other than an offence under section 33 or 36) shall be liable—

(a) on summary conviction to a class C fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 1 year or to both, or

(b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding €32,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or to both.

(2) Where an offence under this Act is committed by a body corporate and it is proved that the offence was committed with the consent or connivance, or was attributable to any wilful neglect of a person who was a director, manager, secretary or other officer of the body corporate, or a person purporting to act in that capacity, that person, as well as the body corporate, shall be guilty of an offence and may be proceeded against and punished as if he or she were guilty of the first-mentioned offence.

(3) Where the affairs of a body corporate are managed by its members, subsection (2) applies to the acts and defaults of a member in connection with his or her functions of management as if he or she were a director or manager of the body corporate.

(4) Summary proceedings for an offence under this Act may be brought and prosecuted by the Commission.


Editorial Notes:


A class C fine means a fine not greater than €2,500 as provided (4.01.2011) by Fines Act 2010 (8/2010), ss. 3, 6(1), S.I. No. 662 of 2010.