Employment Equality Act, 1998


Specific Provisions as to Equality Between Women and Men


Application of equality principles to both men and women.

18.—(1) For the purposes of this Part, “A” and “B” represent 2 persons of opposite sex so that, where “A” is a woman, “B” is a man, and vice versa.

(2) Subject to subsection (1), nothing in this Act affects the operation of the Interpretation Acts, 1937 to 1997, in so far as they provide that, unless the contrary intention appears—

(a) words importing the masculine gender shall be construed as importing also the feminine gender, and

(b) words importing the feminine gender shall be construed as also importing the masculine gender.