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Irish and European Legislation and Acts

Legislation Links

Employment Equality Acts 1998-2015

Information available from Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

Equal Status Acts 2000-2015

Information available from the Workplace Relations Commission

Equal Status (Amendment) Act 2012

Equal Status (Amendment) Act 

Equality Act 2004

Equality Act 

Disability Act 2005

Disability Act 

Irish Sign Language Act 2017
(Act 40 of 2017)

Irish Sign Language Act

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 

Article 23 of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights

United Nations Declaration of Human Rights 

Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.

EU Legislation

Employers are not obliged to provide special treatment or facilities if the cost of doing so is appropriate /excessive.

See Council Directive  2000/78/EC

Strategies and Awards.

The National Disability Authority gives an overview of legislation in this area.

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