Employment Equality Act, 1977

Employments excluded from application of Act.

12.—(1) This Act does not apply to employment—

(a) in the Defence Forces,

(b) in the Gárda Síochána,

(c) in the prison service, or

(d) in a private residence or by a close relative.

(2) (a) Notwithstanding subsection (1), the Minister may by order declare that this Act shall apply to such class or classes of employment referred to in that subsection as may be specified in the order, and from the commencement of the order this Act shall apply to that class or those classes.

(b) Where the Minister proposes to make an order under this subsection, a draft of the proposed order shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas and the order shall not be made until a resolution approving of the draft has been passed by each House.

(3) Sections 19, 20 (b), 21 and 28 shall not apply to the selection, by the Local Appointments Commissioners or the Civil Service Commissioners, of a person for appointment to an office or position.