Employment Equality Act, 1977

Reference to Court by Minister.

20.—Where it appears to the Minister—

(a) that discrimination is being generally practised against persons or that a practice referred to in section 3 (2) is being applied or operated,

(b) that discrimination has occurred in relation to a particular person who has not made a reference under section 19 in relation to the discrimination and that it is not reasonable to expect such a reference by him.

(c) that a person has procured or attempted to procure another person to do anything in relation to employment which constitutes discrimination, or

(d) that a publication or display in contravention of section 8 has been made,

the matter may be referred to the Court by the Minister and shall be dealt with as if it were a reference under section 19 of a dispute.