Updated to 5 July 2017

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Whole Act 18 October 1999 Commenced by Employment Equality Act 1998 (Commencement) Order 1999 (S.I. No. 320 of 1999)

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Amended 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 83(1)(c), (2)
Applied S.I. No. 515 of 2006, art. 3 & schedule pt. I & II
  S.I. No. 514 of 2006, art. 3 & schedule pt. I
  S.I. No. 607 of 2005, art. iii & schedule pt. I & II
  S.I. No. 606 of 2005, art. 3 & schedule pt. I
  S.I. No. 683 of 2004, art. 3 & schedule pt. I & II
  S.I. No. 682 of 2005, art. 3 & schedule pt. I
  S.I. No. 224 of 2003, art. 3 & schedule pt. I & II
  S.I. No. 223 of 2003, art. 3 & schedule pt. 1
  S.I. No. 202 of 2002, art. 3 & schedule pt. I & II
  S.I. No. 201 of 2002, art. 3 & schedule pt. I
  S.I. No. 260 of 2001, art. 3 & schedule pt. I
  S.I. No. 257 of 2001, art. 3 & schedule pt. I & II
  S.I. No. 277 of 2000, art. 3 & schedule pt. I & II
  S.I. No. 276 of 2000, art. 3 & schedule pt. I & II
  S.I. No. 275 of 2000, art. 3 & schedule pt. I
Applic. restr. 14/2010, s. 87(10), (12)
Approved code of practice under S.I. No. 208 of 2012, art. 2 & schedule
  S.I. No. 78 of 2002, art. 2 & schedule
Saving for S.I. No. 182 of 2014, art. 4(c)
  33/2004, ss. 3, 24(3) (12), 57(9)
Transfer of cert. functions under S.I. No. 531 of 2012, arts. 1(2), 2, 3(1)(a), 4-8
  S.I. No. 418 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 3 & sch. 1
  S.I. No. 139 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 3(1) & schedule (col. cit.)
  S.I. No. 217 of 2010, arts. 1(2), 3(1) & schedule (col. cit.)
References construed 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 57(2), (3), 66(2), (3)
S. 2 references construed "Equality Authority" 25/2014, ss. 1(3), 44(2)
S. 2(1) am. 8/2000, ss. 39, 48 & schedule par.(a)(i) & (ii)
  24/2004, s. 3(a) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)
  24/2010, ss. 1(2), 102(2)
  23/2011, s. 19
  43/2015, ss. 3, 16(5)
S. 2(3)(b) am. 11/2013, ss. 1(2), 72(1), sch. 6, item 25
  24/2004, s. 3 (b)(i)
S. 2(3)(c) am. 24/2004, s. 3 (b)(ii)
S. 2(3)(d), par. ins. 24/2004, s. 3 (b)(iii)
S. 5(2) del. 23/2011, s. 20
S. 6 am. 8/2000, ss. 39, 48 & schedule, par.(b)
S. 6(1), subsec. substit. 24/2004, s. 4 (a)
S. 6(2)(b) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 102(3)
S. 6(2A), subsec. ins. 24/2004, s. 4(b)
S. 6(3), subsec. substit. 24/2004, s. 4(c)
S. 6(3)(c) substit. 43/2015, ss. 4, 16(5)
S. 7 non-application of 13/2012, ss. 1(2), 9(a)
S. 8 non-application of 13/2012, ss. 1(2), 9(a)
S. 8(4) compliance notice for contravention under 25/2014, ss. 1(3), 36(1)(b)
S. 8(5)(a) am. 43/2015, ss. 5(a), 16(5)
S. 8(5)(b) am. 43/2015, ss. 5(b), 16(5)
S. 8(5)(c) ins. 43/2015, ss. 5(c), 16(5)
S. 10(1) compliance notice for contravention under 25/2014, ss. 1(3), 36(1)(b)
S. 10(2), subsec. substit. 24/2004, s. 5
S. 12(1)(b) am. 43/2015, ss. 6(a)(i), 16(5)
S. 12(1)(c) am. 43/2015, ss. 6(a)(ii), 16(5)
S. 12(1)(d) ins. 43/2015, ss. 6(a)(iii), 16(5)
S. 12(3) del. 24/2004, s. 6
S. 12(4) applied S.I. No. 251 of 2008, art. 2
S. 12(4), reservations of places under. S.I. No. 288 of 2013, art. 2
  S.I. No. 319 of 2003, art. 2
  S.I. No. 216 of 2000, art. 2
S. 12(7) am. 8/2000, ss. 39, 48, schedule par. (c)(i)
S. 12(7)(a)(i) substit. 43/2015, ss. 6(b), 16(5)
S. 12(7)(b) am. 8/2000, ss. 39, 48, schedule par. (c)(ii)
S. 12(7)(c), par. ins. 8/2000, ss. 39, 48, schedule par. (c)(iii)
S. 12(8) ins. 43/2015, ss. 6(c), 16(5)
S. 13 renumbered as subsection (1) 43/2015, ss. 7(a), 16(5)
S. 13A, new s. 24/2004, s. 7
S. 13(2) ins. 43/2015, ss. 7(b), 16(5)
S. 14A, new s. 24/2004, s. 8
S. 16(3), subsec. substit. 24/2004, s. 9(a)
S. 16(4) am. 24/2004, s. 9(b)
S. 17 am. 27/2007, s. 27(1). (Note: s. 10(b) of the Equality Act 2004 which amends s. 17 is itself retrospectively amended)
S. 17(1) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 102(3)
S. 17(2), subsecs. substit. 24/2004, s. 10 (a)
S. 17(4) substit. 27/2007, s. 27(2)
  24/2004, s. 10 (b)
S. 17(4) rep. 14/2003, ss. 16, 17(2)
S. 18(1) substit. 24/2004, s. 11
S. 19(2) substit. 24/2004, s. 12(a)
S. 19(4)(a) am. 43/2015, ss. 8, 16(5)
S. 19(4)(d) substit. S.I. No. 337 of 2001, reg. 4(a)
S. 19(4) substit. 24/2004, s. 12 (b)
S. 22(1), subsec. substit. and subsec. ins. 24/2004, s. 13(a)
S. 22(1)(a) am. 43/2015, ss. 9, 16(5)
S. 22(1)(c) par. substit. S.I. No. 337 of 2001, reg. 4(b)
S. 22(1A), subsec. substit. and subsec. ins. 24/2004, s. 13(a)
S. 22(4) del. 24/2004, s. 13(b)
S. 23 rep. 24/2004, s. 14
S. 24(1) substit. 24/2004, s. 15
S. 25, s. 24/2004, s. 16
S. 26(2) del. 24/2004, s. 17
S. 27(1) am. 24/2004, s. 18
S. 28(1)(a) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 102(3)
S. 28(1)(h) am. 8/2000, ss. 39, 48, schedule par.(d)
S. 28(3)(a) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 102(3)
S. 29 (4), subsec. substit. 24/2004, s. 19
S. 31 (1) (2), subsecs. substit. 24/2004, s. 20(a)
S. 31 (5) am. 24/2004, s. 20(b)
  24/2010, ss. 1(2), 102(3)
S. 32 rep. 24/2004, s. 21
S. 33, s. 24/2004, s. 22
S. 33(1)(c) am. 8/2000, ss. 39, 48, schedule par. (e)
S. 34(1)(c) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 102(3)
S. 34(3), subsec. substit. 24/2004, s. 23(a)
S. 34(3A), subsec. ins. 24/2004, s. 23(a)
S. 34(4) substit. 43/2015, ss. 10, 16(5)
S. 34(7A), subsec. ins. 24/2004, s. 23(b)
S. 35(1) substit. 24/2004, s. 24(a)
S. 35(4), subsec. ins. 24/2004, s. 24(b)
S. 36(1) am. 11/2013, ss. 1(2), 72(1), sch. 6, item 25
S. 37(1) am. 43/2015, ss. 11(a), 16(5)
S. 37(1A), (1B), (1C) ins. 43/2015, ss. 11(b), 16(5)
S. 37(2) - (6), subsecs. substit. 24/2004, s. 25
Pt. 5 (ss. 38-67) repealed 25/2014, ss. 1(3), 7, sch. 1
Pt. 5 (ss. 38-67), applic. ext. 8/2000, ss. 36(1), 48
S. 39(bb) del. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 83(1)(a), (2)
S. 39(bb), par. ins. 30/1998, ss. 1(2), 25(5)
S. 39(c) del. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 83(1)(a), (2)
S. 41(1) substit. 14/2008, ss. 1(2), 82
S. 41(2) del. 14/2008, ss. 1(2), 82
S. 44(1)(c) am. 8/2000, ss. 39, 48, schedule par. (f)
  24/2010, ss. 1(2), 102(3)
S. 44(4) substit. 24/2004, s. 26
S. 47(4) substit. 14/2008, ss. 1(2), 83
S. 51(3) substit. 24/2004, s. 27
S. 51(3) am. 33/2004, ss. 3, 4, 61 (1), 63, sch. 2, pt. 1
S. 55(2) trans. of cert. functns. under. 10/2011, ss. 1(2), 6, 9, 20 & sch. 2 pt. 1
S. 56 saver 25/2014, ss. 1(3), 31(4)
S. 56 approved code of practice specified for the purpose of. S.I. No. 78 of 2002, art. 2 & schedule
S. 56(1)(a) (b), pars. substit. 8/2000, ss. 39, 48, schedule par. (g)(i)
S. 56(4) am. 8/2000, ss. 39, 48, schedule par. (g)(ii)
S. 59(3)(b), par. substit. 8/2000, ss. 39, 48, schedule par. (h)
S. 61(1), subsec. substit. 8/2000, ss. 39, 48, schedule par. (i)
S. 62(1)(b), par. substit. 8/2000, ss. 39, 48, schedule par. (j)
S. 6(1), subsec. substit. 8/2000, s.39, 48, schedule par. (k)(i)
S. 63 (6) (7), subsecs. ins. 8/2000, ss. 39, 48, schedule par. (k)(ii)
S. 65 am. S. I. No 880 of 2004, r. 1, 3(b), 4(b)
S. 67 (1), subsecs. substit. 8/2000, ss. 39, 48, schedule par. (l)
S. 67 (5) - (8), subsecs. ins. 24/2004, s.28
Pt. 6 (ss. 68-73) repealed 25/2014, ss. 1(3), 7, sch. 1
S. 68 am. 8/2000, ss. 39, 48, schedule par. (m)
S. 69 (1) (a) am. 8/2000, ss. 39, 48, schedule par. (n) (i)
S. 69 (1) (b) am. 8/2000, ss. 39, 48, schedule par. (n) (ii)
S. 69 (2) am. 8/2000, ss. 39, 48, schedule par. (n) (iii)
S. 69 (2A), subsec. ins. 8/2000, ss. 39, 48, schedule par. (n) (iv)
S. 69 (6) am. 8/2000, ss. 39, 48, schedule par. (n) (v)
S. 69 (7), subsec. substit. 8/2000, ss. 39, 48, schedule par. (n) (vi)
S. 70 (1) (a) am. 8/2000, ss. 39, 48, schedule par. (o)
S. 71 (1), subsec. substit. 8/2000, ss. 39, 48, schedule par. (p) (i)
S. 71 (6) (7), subsecs. ins. 8/2000, ss. 39, 48, schedule par. (p) (ii)
Pt. 7 (ss. 74-105) assistance for persons taking proceedings under 25/2014, ss. 1(3), 40
Pt. 7 (ss. 74-105), defs. appl. 8/2000, ss. 20, 48
Pt. 7, cesser of function of Labour Court for dismissals under with trans. provns. 24/2004, s. 46 (1) (2), schedule
S. 74, defs. am. 24/2004, s. 29 (a)
S. 74(1) am. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 83(1)(b), (2)
S. 74 (2) (3), subsec. substit. and subsec. ins. 24/2004, s. 29 (b)
S. 75 transfer of functions with transit. provns. S.I. No. 531 of 2012, arts. 1(2), 2, 3(1)(a), 4-8
S. 75(1) del. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 83(1)(d)(i), (2)
S. 75 (1), def. appl. 8/2000, ss. 2 (1), 48
S. 75 (1) (2) am. 24/2004, s. 30 (a) (b)
S. 75(2) del. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 83(1)(d)(i), (2)
S. 75 (2) am. 33/2004, ss. 3, 4, 61 (1), 63, sch. 2 pt. 1
S. 75(2A) del. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 83(1)(d)(i), (2)
S. 75 (2A), subsec. ins. 24/2004, s. 30 (c)
S. 75(3) del. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 83(1)(d)(i), (2)
S. 75(4) del. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 83(1)(d)(i), (2)
S. 75 (3) (4) (4A) (4B), subsecs. substit. and subsecs. ins. 24/2004, s. 30 (d)
S. 75(4A) del. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 83(1)(d)(i), (2)
S. 75(4A) substit. 23/2011, s. 21(a)
S. 75(4B) am. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 83(1)(d)(ii), (2)
S. 75(6) am. 23/2011, s. 21(b)
S. 75 (7) am. 23/2011, s. 21(c)
  24/2004, s. 30 (e)
S. 75(8) del. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 83(1)(d)(i), (2)
S. 76 transfer of functions with transit. provns. S.I. No. 531 of 2012, arts. 1(2), 2, 3(1)(a), 4-8
S. 76(1) forms prescribed for purposes of S.I. No. 321 of 1999, regs. 1, 3, 4, schs. 1, 2
S. 76 (2) (c) substit. 24/2004, s.31
S. 76 (5) (a) (b), pars. substit. 33/2004, ss. 3, 4, 61 (1), 63, sch. 2, pt. 1
S. 77 (1) (2), substit. with trans. provns. 24/2004, s. 46 (1) (2), schedule par. 1
S. 77 (3) am. S.I. No. 880 of 2004, r. 1, 6 (a) (h)
S. 77 (3), substit. with trans. provns. 24/2004, s. 46 (1) (2), schedule par. 2
S. 77 (4) (a) am. 24/2004, s. 32 (a)
S. 77 (5) (6) (6A), subsecs. substit. and subsec. ins. 24/2004, s. 32 (b)
S. 77 (7), subsec. substit. 33/2004, ss. 3, 4, 61 (1), 63, sch. 2, pt. 1
S. 77 (8) am. 33/2004, ss. 3, 4, 61 (1), 63, sch. 2, pt. 1
S. 77 (9), subsec. substit. 24/2004, s. 32 (c)
S. 77 (8) (10), am. with trans. provns. 24/2004, s. 46 (1) (2), schedule par. 3
S. 77(12)(a) substit. 23/2011, s. 22
S. 77 (11) (12) (13), subsecs. ins. 24/2004, s. 32 (d)
S. 77A, new s. 24/2004, s. 33
S. 78 (2), del. with trans. provns. 24/2004, s. 46 (1) (2), schedule par. 4
S. 78 (3), substit. with trans provns. 24/2004, s. 46 (1) (2), schedule par. 5
S. 78 (4) (5), am. with trans provns. 24/2004, s. 46 (1) (2), schedule pars. 6, 7
S. 78 (6), subsec. substit. with trans provns. 24/2004, s. 46 (1) (2), schedule par. 8
S. 78 (7)(a) am. 24/2004, s. 34 (a) (b)
S. 78(7)(b) am. 23/2011, s. 23
  24/2004, s. 34 (a) (b)
S.78 (7) (c) del. 24/2004, s. 34 (c)
S.78 (7), am. with trans provns. 24/2004, s. 46 (1) (2), schedule par. 9
S. 79 transfer of functions with transit. provns. S.I. No. 531 of 2012, arts. 1(2), 2, 3(1)(a), 4-8
S. 79(1) substit. 23/2011, s. 24(a)
S. 79 (1A) ins. 24/2004, s. 35 (a)
S. 79 (1) (2) (4) (5) (6), am. with trans. provns. 24/2004, s. 46 (1) (2), schedule pars. 10-14
S. 79(2A) ins. 23/2011, s. 24(b)
S. 79 (3A) ins. 24/2004, s. 35 (b)
S. 79(5A) del. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 83(1)(f), (2)
S. 79(5A) ins. 23/2011, s. 24(c)
S. 79 (6) am. 24/2004, s. 35 (c)
S. 79(6)(b) am. 23/2011, s. 24(d)
S. 79(7) del. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 83(1)(f), (2)
S. 79 (7) ins. 24/2004, s. 35 (d)
S. 81, am. with trans. provns. 24/2004, s. 46 (1) (2), schedule par. 15
S. 82 (1), am. with trans. provns. 24/2004, s. 46 (1) (2), schedule par. 16
S. 82 (2), del. with trans. provns. 24/2004, s. 46 (1) (2), schedule par. 17
S. 82 (3), am. with trans. provns. 24/2004, s. 46 (1) (2), schedule par. 18 (a)
S. 82 (3) (d), del. with trans. provns. 24/2004, s. 46 (1) (2), schedule par. 18 (b)
S. 82 (4), am. with trans. provns. 24/2004, s. 46 (1) (2), schedule par. 19
S. 82(4) substit. 23/2011, s. 25
S. 82 (5), am. with trans. provns. 24/2004, s. 46 (1) (2), schedule par. 20
S. 82 (6) - (9), subsecs. ins. 24/2004, s. 36
S. 83 substituted 22/2015, ss. 17(1)(a), 17(2)
S. 83 substit. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 83(1)(g), (2)
S. 83 (2) appl. 24/2004, s. 66 (1)
S. 83(5) am. 23/2011, s. 26
S. 84 (1), del. with trans. provns. 24/2004, s. 46 (1) (2), schedule par. 21
S. 84 (3), am. with trans. provns. 24/2004, s. 46 (1) (2), schedule par. 22
S. 85 (5) am. S.I. No 880 of 2004, r. 1, 3 (d), 4 (d)
S. 85 (5A) ins. 24/2004, s. 37
S. 85A, new s. 24/2004, s. 38
S. 88 (3) (a), am. with trans. provns. 24/2004, s. 46 (1) (2), schedule par. 23
S. 89(1) am. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 83(1)(h), (2)
S. 90 (1) - (6), subsecs. substit. and del. with trans. provns. 24/2004, s. 46 (1) (2), schedule par. 24
S. 91 substit. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 83(1)(i), (2)
S. 91 (2), subsec. substit. 24/2004, s. 39 (a)
S. 91 (3) (a), am. with trans. provns. 24/2004, s. 46 (1) (2), schedule par. 25
S. 91 (4) substit. 24/ 2004, s. 39 (b)
S. 91 (5) (b) am. 24/ 2004, s. 39 (c)
S. 91 (7) substit. 24/ 2004, s. 39 (d)
S. 92 del. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 83(1)(j), (2)
S. 92 (3), am. with trans. provns. 24/2004, s. 46 (1) (2), schedule par. 26
S. 93 (1), am. with trans. provns. 24/2004, s. 46 (1) (2), schedule par. 27
S. 94 transfer of functions with transit. provns. S.I. No. 531 of 2012, arts. 1(2), 2, 3(1)(a), 4-8
S. 94(1)(a) am. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 83(1)(k), (2)
S. 96 (1) am. S. I. No 880 of 2004, r. 1, 3 (e), 4 (e)
S. 98(1)(b) am. 24/ 2004, s. 40
S. 98 (2), am. with trans. provns. 24/2004, s. 46 (1) (2), schedule par. 28
S. 98 (5), am. with trans. provns. 24/2004, s. 46 (1) (2), schedule par. 29
S. 99A, new s. 24/ 2004, s. 41
S. 100 transfer of functions with transit. provns. S.I. No. 531 of 2012, arts. 1(2), 2, 3(1)(a), 4-8
S. 100(3) am. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 83(1)(l), (2)
S. 101(a) am. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 83(1)(m)(i), (2)
S. 101(2) (b) am. 24/ 2004, s. 42(a)
S. 101(2), subsec. substit. with trans. provns. 24/2004, s. 46 (1) (2), schedule par. 30
S. 101(4) am. with trans. provns. 24/2004, s. 46 (1) (2), schedule par. 31
S. 101(4)(a) amended 22/2015, ss. 17(1)(b)(i), 17(2)
S. 101(4)(b) substituted 22/2015, ss. 17(1)(b)(ii), 17(2)
S. 101(4)(b), substit. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 83(1)(m)(ii), (2)
S. 101(4A) date prescribed S.I. No. 126 of 2016, reg. 2(1)
S. 101(4A) inserted 1/2016, s. 17
  16/2015, ss. 1(2), 83(1)(m)(iii), (2)
S. 101 (5) substit. 24/ 2004, s. 42 (b)
S. 101 (6), del. with trans. provns. 24/2004, s.46 (1) (2), schedule par. 32
S. 101A, new s. 24/ 2004, s. 43
S. 102 (1) (a) - (c), pars. substit. (new paragraph (d) inserted) 24/ 2004, s. 44(a)
S. 102 (2) (a) (b) substit. 24/ 2004, s. 44(b)
S. 103(1) am. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 83(1)(n)(i), (2)
S. 103(2) am. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 83(1)(n)(ii), (2)
S. 103 (3), am. with trans. provns. 24/2004, s. 46 (1) (2), schedule par. 33
S. 103(3)(a) del. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 83(1)(n)(iii), (2)
S. 103(3)(c) substit. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 83(1)(n)(iv), (2)
S. 103(3)(d) del. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 83(1)(n)(iii), (2)
S. 104 (1), am. with trans. provns. 24/2004, s. 46 (1) (2), schedule par. 34
S. 104 (2) (a), am. with trans. provns. 24/2004, s. 46 (1) (2), schedule par. 35
S. 105 (a) (d) am. 24/2004, s. 45
S. 106, new s. 8/2000, ss. 47, 48
S. 106 applied S.I. No. 293 of 2005, rls. 2, 3

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 3(3) Employment Equality Act 1998 (Section 76 - Right To Information) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 321 of 1999)
S. 12 Employment Equality Acts 1998 to 2011 (section 12) (Church of Ireland College of Education) Order 2013 (S.I. No. 288 of 2013)
  Employment Equality Act 1998 (Section 12) (Church of Ireland College of Education) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 251 of 2008)
  Employment Equality Act 1998 (section 12) (Church of Ireland College of Education) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 319 of 2003)
  Employment Equality Act 1998 (Section 12) (Church of Ireland College of Education) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 216 of 2000)
S. 56 Employment Equality Act 1998 (Code of Practice) (Harassment) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 208 of 2012)
  Employment Equality Act 1998 (Code of Practice) (Harassment) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 78 of 2002)
S. 76(1) Employment Equality Act, 1998 (Section 76 - Right To Information) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 321 of 1999)
S. 101(4A) Employment Equality Act 1998 (Withdrawal of Certain Claims) (Relevant Date) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 126 of 2016)