Employment Equality Act, 1998


Equality Authority


Continuation of Employment Equality Agency as Equality Authority.

38.—(1) The Employment Equality Agency established by section 34 of the Employment Equality Act, 1977 , shall continue as a body corporate with perpetual succession and power to sue and be sued in its corporate name and to acquire, hold and dispose of land and on and after the coming into operation of this section shall be known as An tÚdarás Comhionannais or, in the English language, the Equality Authority, and references in any enactment or other document to the Employment Equality Agency shall be construed accordingly.

(2) Every person who, immediately before the day of the coming into operation of this section, held office as the chairman or as an ordinary member of the Agency shall cease to hold the office on that day.