Employment Equality Act, 1977

Saver for, and repeal or amendment of, certain statutory provisions.

14.—(1) Notwithstanding any provision of this Act, nothing done by an employer in compliance with any requirement of or under an Act to which this section applies shall constitute discrimination in contravention of this Act.

(2) (a) The Minister may by order repeal or amend any Act to which this section applies or any provision of such an Act.

(b) Before making an order under this subsection the Minister shall consult such trade unions, employers' organisations and organisations of trade unions or of employers' organisations as he considers appropriate.

(c) Where the Minister proposes to make an order under this subsection, a draft of the proposed order shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas and the order shall not be made until a resolution approving of the draft has been passed by each House.

(3) This section applies to—

(a) the Conditions of Employment Act, 1936 ,

(b) the Shops (Conditions of Employment) Act, 1938 ,

(c) the Factories Act, 1955 ,

(d) the Mines and Quarries Act, 1965 .