Discrimination on grounds of gender is prohibited under the Employment Equality Acts 1998 - 2015. The law provides special provision for certain aspects of gender.
- Individuals of one sex are entitled to the same remuneration for like work as a person of the other sex employed by the same or an associated employer.
- All employment contracts are taken to incorporate an equality clause relating to terms of employment other than remuneration and pension rights.
- Direct and indirect discrimination are both prohibited on grounds of gender.
- Positive action is not prohibited where it is with a view to ensuring full equality between men and women in the organisation.
- Selecting an individual for a role based on a characteristic related to gender is not prohibited where by reason of the requirements of the role, gender is a legitimate and proportionate requirement.
This section looks further into each aspect above.