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Equal Status Act, 2000

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Number 8 of 2000


EQUAL STATUS ACT, 2000


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

Preliminary

Section

1.

Short title.

2.

Interpretation.

3.

Discrimination (general).

4.

Discrimination on ground of disability.

PART II

Discrimination and Related Activities

5.

Disposal of goods and provision of services.

6.

Disposal of premises and provision of accommodation.

7.

Educational establishments.

8.

Discriminating clubs.

9.

Non-discriminating clubs.

10.

Further provision in relation to discriminating clubs.

11.

Sexual and other harassment.

12.

Prohibited advertising.

13.

Procurement of prohibited conduct.

14.

Certain measures or activities not prohibited.

15.

Certain activities not discrimination.

16.

Other non-discriminatory activities.

17.

Regulations relating to vehicle equipment.

18.

Regulations relating to station equipment.

19.

Provision of kerb ramps, etc.

PART III

Enforcement

20.

Definitions.

21.

Redress in respect of prohibited conduct.

22.

Dismissal of claims.

23.

References of certain matters to Director.

24.

Mediation.

25.

Investigation by Director.

26.

Inferences from failure to supply information, etc.

27.

Redress which may be ordered.

28.

Appeal against decision of Director.

29.

Form and contents of decision.

30.

Supply and publication of decision.

31.

Enforcement of decisions and mediated settlements.

32.

Additional powers of Circuit Court on enforcement.

33.

Powers to enter premises, obtain information, etc.

34.

Requirement to provide information.

35.

Failure to supply documents, information, etc.

36.

Supplementary provisions as to information.

37.

Obstruction of Director, etc.

38.

Dismissal of cases not pursued.

PART IV

Equality Authority

39.

Additional functions of Authority.

PART V

General

40.

Expenses.

41.

Regulations.

42.

Vicarious liability.

43.

Offences generally.

44.

Offence-related provisions.

45.

Court jurisdiction.

46.

Application of Act.

47.

Amendment of Employment Equality Act, 1998.

48.

Commencement.

SCHEDULE

Amendment of Employment Equality Act, 1998


Acts Referred to

Anti-Discrimination (Pay) Act, 1974

1974, No. 15

Child Care Act, 1991

1991, No. 17

Courts Act, 1981

1981, No. 11

Education Act, 1998

1998, No. 51

Employment Equality Act, 1977

1977, No. 16

Employment Equality Act, 1998

1998, No. 21

Housing Acts, 1966 to 1998

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1992

1992, No. 18

Licensing Acts, 1833 to 1999

Local Authorities (Higher Education Grants) Acts, 1968 to 1992

Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act, 1851

14 & 15 Vict., c.9

Refugee Act, 1996

1996, No. 17

Registration of Clubs Acts, 1904 to 1999

Road Transport Act, 1932

1932, No. 2

Road Transport Act, 1933

1933, No. 8

Roads Act, 1993

1993, No. 14

Transport Act, 1958

1958, No. 19

Worker Protection (Regular Part-Time Employees) Act, 1991

1991, No. 5

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Number 8 of 2000


EQUAL STATUS ACT, 2000


AN ACT TO PROMOTE EQUALITY AND PROHIBIT TYPES OF DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT AND RELATED BEHAVIOUR IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROVISION OF SERVICES, PROPERTY AND OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO WHICH THE PUBLIC GENERALLY OR A SECTION OF THE PUBLIC HAS ACCESS, TO PROVIDE FOR INVESTIGATING AND REMEDYING CERTAIN DISCRIMINATION AND OTHER UNLAWFUL ACTIVITIES, TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION BY THE EQUALITY AUTHORITY OF VARIOUS MATTERS PERTAINING TO THIS ACT, TO AMEND THE EMPLOYMENT EQUALITY ACT, 1998, IN RELATION THERETO AND IN CERTAIN OTHER RESPECTS AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS. [26th April, 2000]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: