Equality Act 2004

Amendment of section 18.

11.—Section 18 (application of equality principles to both men and women) of the Act of 1998 is amended by substituting the following subsection for subsection (1):

 “(1) (a) Subject to paragraph (b), 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.

(b) For the purposes of this Part (except sections 19 and 20), where the treatment of a woman on a ground related to her pregnancy or maternity leave is, by virtue of section 6(2A), in issue, ‘B’ is either a man or a woman.”.