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The Employment Equality Act 1998 together with a number of other sources of Irish Law including the Constitution, deal with Equality and Discrimination in the Workplace. This Act seeks to prohibit discrimination in relation to:
The Employment Equality Act further deals with such matters as Equal Pay and Harassment/Sexual harassment in the workplace.
The Act also extends to:
A person who feels they have been discriminated against can go to The Equality Tribunal, the Labour Court and the Circuit Court. All claims, except for gender discrimination, must firstly be referred to the Equality Tribunal. Gender discrimination claims may go to the Circuit Court. The Equality Tribunal is a quasi-judicial body set up to investigate, hear and decide on such claims.
A complaint of discrimination or harassment must be made within 6 months from date of the last act of discrimination. This 6 month time limit can only be extended by up to 12 months by the Director in exceptional circumstances.