Employment Equality Act, 1977

Agency's power to conduct investigations.

39.—(1) The Agency may, for any purpose connected with the performance of its functions, conduct an investigation and shall do so where required by the Minister.

(2) For the purpose of assisting it in the conduct of a particular investigation the Agency may, with the approval of the Minister, employ one or more than one person having qualifications which in the opinion of the Agency relate to that investigation.

(3) An investigation may be conducted by one or more than one member of the Agency delegated by the Agency for this purpose.

(4) An investigation shall not be conducted in relation to the selection by the Local Appointments Commissioners or the Civil Service Commissioners of a person for appointment to an office or position.