The Employment Equality Act 1998, 2004 sets out the legal entitlements for fair treatment to all workers in Ireland.
- The Employment Equality Act 1998 came into force on the 18th of October 1999, and was amended on the 25th October 2004 to the Equality Act 2004
- The Employment Equality Acts 1998 and 2004 deal with discrimination within employment
- The Acts deal with discrimination related to any of the following nine grounds:
- marital status
- family status
- sexual orientation
- membership of the Traveller community
- Most employment issues are dealt with by the Acts including: dismissal, equal pay, harassment and sexual harassment, working conditions, promotion, access to employment etc. However, all disputes must relate to one or more of the nine grounds listed in the previous point (for example, gender)
The Act is available for download in multiple languages from the Equality Authority website.
The STAR Team