Equal Status Act 2000

Enactment Date26 April 2000
Act Number8


Number 8 of 2000


EQUAL STATUS ACT 2000

REVISED

Updated to 29 July 2021


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Equal Status Act 2000. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Act 2021 (32/2021), enacted 23 July 2021, and all statutory instruments up to and including the Workplace Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2021 (Commencement) Order 2021 (S.I. No. 397 of 2021), made 28 July 2021, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

Disclaimer: While every care has been taken in the preparation of this Revised Act, the Law Reform Commission can assume no responsibility for and give no guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up to date nature of the information provided and does not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions. Please notify any errors, omissions and comments by email to

revisedacts@lawreform.ie.


Number 8 of 2000


EQUAL STATUS ACT 2000

REVISED

Updated to 29 July 2021


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

Equal Status Acts 2000 to 2018 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation ( Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018, s. 13(3)). The Acts in the group are:

Equal Status Act 2000 (8/2000)

Intoxicating Liquor Act 2003 (31/2003), s. 25

Equality Act 2004 (24/2004), Part 3

Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008 (14/2008), Part 14

Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011 (23/2011), s. 21 insofar as it refers to s. 21 of the Equal Status Act 2000 and ss. 27 to 29 (citation only)

Equal Status (Amendment) Act 2012 (41/2012)

Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015 (43/2015), ss. 12 to 15

Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018 (23/2018), s. 11

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations.

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1972, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Workplace Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2021 (29/2021)

Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018 (23/2018)

Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015 (43/2015)

National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 (22/2015)

Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015)

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014 (25/2014)

Equal Status (Amendment) Act 2012 (41/2012)

Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011 (23/2011)

Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 (24/2010)

Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008 (14/2008)

Disability Act 2005 (14/2005)

Residential Tenancies Act 2004 (27/2004)

Equality Act 2004 (24/2004)

Intoxicating Liquor Act 2003 (31/2003)

Pensions Act 1990 (25/1990)

All Acts up to and including Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Act 2021 (32/2021), enacted 23 July 2021, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Disability, Equality, Human Rights, Integration and Reception (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 436 of 2020)

Equality Tribunal (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 531 of 2012)

Employment Equality Act 1998 (Code of Practice) (Harassment) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 208 of 2012)

Equality, Integration, Disability and Human Rights (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 139 of 2011)

Equality, Integration, Disability and Human Rights (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 217 of 2010)

Equal Status Act 2000 (Commencement) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 321 of 2000)

Equal Status Act, 2000 (Section 47) (Commencement) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 168 of 2000)

All statutory instruments up to and including Workplace Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2021 (Commencement) Order 2021 (S.I. No. 397 of 2021), made 28 July 2021, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 8 of 2000


EQUAL STATUS ACT 2000

REVISED

Updated to 29 July 2021


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

Preliminary

Section

1.

Short title.

2.

Interpretation.

3.

Discrimination (general).

4.

Discrimination on ground of disability.

PART II

Discrimination and Related Activities

5.

Disposal of goods and provision of services.

6.

Disposal of premises and provision of accommodation.

7.

Educational establishments.

7A.

Recognised primary schools.

8.

Discriminating clubs.

9.

Non-discriminating clubs.

10.

Further provision in relation to discriminating clubs.

11.

Sexual and other harassment.

12.

Prohibited advertising.

13.

Procurement of prohibited conduct.

14.

Certain measures or activities not prohibited.

15.

Certain activities not discrimination.

16.

Other non-discriminatory activities.

17.

Regulations relating to vehicle equipment.

18.

Regulations relating to...

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