Employment Equality Act, 1998

Positive action on equal opportunities.

24.—(1) The provisions of this Act are without prejudice to measures to promote equal opportunity for men and women, in particular by removing existing inequalities which affect women's opportunities in the areas of access to employment, vocational training and promotion, and working conditions.

(2) In the Defence Act, 1954 , in section 289(2) (the Army Nursing Service limited to women) for the word “women” there shall be inserted “persons”.