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Employment Equality Bill, 1997 [Seanad]

An Bille um Chomhionannas Fostaíochta, 1997 [Seanad]

Bill Number 58 of 1997
Sponsored by Senator Donie Cassidy on behalf of Minister for Equality and Law Reform
Source: Government
Method: Presented
Status: Enacted

Bill entitled an Act to make further provision for the promotion of equality between employed persons; to make further provision with respect to discrimination in, and in connection with, employment, vocational training and membership of certain bodies; to make further provision in connection with Council Directive No. 75/117/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the member states relating to the application of the principle of equal pay for men and women and Council Directive No. 76/207/EEC on the implementation of the principle of equal treatment for men and women as regards access to employment, vocational training and promotion, and working conditions; to make further provision with respect to harassment in employment and in the workplace; to change the name and constitution of the Employment Equality Agency and provide for the administration by that body of various matters pertaining to this Act; to establish procedures for the investigation and remedying of various matters arising under this Act; to repeal the Anti-Discrimination (Pay) Act, 1974, and the Employment Equality Act, 1977 and to provide for related matters

Bille dá ngairtear Acht do dhéanamh socrú breise chun comhionannas idir daoine fostaithe a chur chun cinn; do dhéanamh socrú breise maidir le hidirdhealú i bhfostaíocht, i ngairmoiliúint agus i gcomhaltas de chomhlachtaí áirithe agus idirdhealú i dtaobh na nithe sin; do dhéanamh socrú breise i dtaobh Threoir Uimh. 75/117/CEE ón gComhairle faoi chomhfhogasú dhlíthe na mballstát a bhaineann le feidhmiú an phrionsabail um pá comhionann d'fhir agus do mhná agus Threoir Uimh. 76/207/CEE ón gComhairle faoi chur i ngníomh an phrionsabail um chóir chomhionann a chur ar fhir agus ar mhná i dtaca le rochtain ar fhostaíocht, gairmoiliúint agus ardú céime, agus coinníollacha oibre; do dhéanamh socrú breise maidir le ciapadh i bhfostaíocht agus san áit oibre; d'athrú ainm agus chomhdhéanamh na Gníomhaireachta um Chomhionannas Fostaíochta agus do dhéanamh socrú maidir leis an gcomhlacht sin do riaradh nithe éagsúla a bhaineann leis an Acht seo; do bhunú nósanna imeachta chun nithe éagsúla a éiríonn faoin Acht seo a imscrúdú agus a leigheas; d'aisghairm an Achta in aghaidh Idirdhealú (Pá), 1974, agus an Achta um Chomhionannas Fostaíochta, 1977, agus do dhéanamh socrú i dtaobh nithe gaolmhara

Seanad Éireann

First Stage
Presented 27/11/1997
12/02/1998 Order for Second Stage

Second Stage

Committee Stage


26/02/1998 resumed

Report and Final Stages

Dáil Éireann

Second Stage
29/04/1998 resumed
29/04/1998 resumed
29/04/1998 Referred to Select Committee

Committee Stage (Select Committee on Justice, Equality and Women's Rights )
Report and Final Stages
28/05/1998 Report of Select Committee

Returned to Seanad Éireann
11/06/1998 (Seanad Bill amended by the Dáil) Report and Final stages

Enacted as Act Number 21 of 1998
Date of Signature: 18/06/1998
Employment Equality Act , 1998 in PDF format Employment Equality Act , 1998 in PDF format
An tAcht um Chomhionannas Fostaíochta, 1998 An tAcht um Chomhionannas Fostaíochta, 1998

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