Employment Equality Act, 1977

Recommendations and reports by Agency.

43.—(1) After it has conducted an investigation or in the course of an investigation the Agency may make to any person (including the Minister) recommendations arising out of the investigation for the purpose of promoting one or both of its general functions specified in sections 35 (a) and 35 (b).

(2) As soon as practicable after it has conducted an investigation the Agency shall prepare or cause to be prepared a report of the investigation, and such a report shall contain any findings of the Agency arising out of the investigation.

(3) Where the investigation was one required by the Minister a copy of the relevant report under this section shall be sent to the Minister as soon as practicable after its preparation.

(4) The Agency or (in the case of a report referred to in subsection (3)) the Minister shall, as soon as practicable after subsection (2) and (where appropriate) subsection (3) have been complied with cause a report under this section to be published or otherwise made available to the public and shall give notice to the public of such publication or availability.

(5) Any information obtained by the Agency by virtue of the powers conferred on it by section 41 as to any organisation of workers or any person or as to the business carried on by any person, which is not available otherwise, shall not be included in a report under this section without the consent of the organisation of workers or the person concerned (unless such non-inclusion would be inconsistent with the duties of the Agency and the object of the report), and any person concerned in any proceedings under this Act shall not disclose any such information without such consent.