Employment Equality Act, 1998

Review of legislation.

73.—(1) Where, in the opinion of the Authority, the working or effect of any of the enactments for the time being specified in subsections (1) to (4) of section 17 , or of any provision contained in or made under any such enactment, is likely to affect or impede the elimination of discrimination in relation to employment or the promotion of equality of opportunity in relation to employment—

(a) between men and women, or

(b) between persons who differ in terms of any of the other discriminatory grounds,

the Authority may, if it thinks fit, and shall if so required by the Minister, carry out a review of that enactment or provision or of its working or effect.

(2) For the purpose of assisting it in making a review under this section, the Authority shall consult such organisations of trade unions and of employers as it considers appropriate.

(3) Where the Authority makes a review under this section, it may make to the Minister a report of the review, and shall do so where the review was required by the Minister.

(4) A report under subsection (3) may contain recommendations for amending any enactment or provision reviewed.