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The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1990

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Discrimination as respects trainingN.I.

Prohibition of discrimination in connection with provision of trainingN.I.

9.  The following Article shall be substituted for Article 17 of the 1976 Order—

Persons concerned with provision of vocational training

17.(1) It is unlawful, in the case of a woman seeking or undergoing training which would help fit her for any employment, for any person who provides, or makes arrangements for the provision of, facilities for such training to discriminate against her—

(a)in the terms on which that person affords her access to any training course or other facilities concerned with such training; or

(b)by refusing or deliberately omitting to afford her such access; or

(c)by terminating her training; or

(d)by subjecting her to any detriment during the course of her training.

(2) Paragraph (1) does not apply to—

(a)discrimination which is rendered unlawful by Article 8(1) or (2) or Article 24 or 25; or

(b)discrimination which would be rendered unlawful by any of those provisions but for the operation of any other provision of this Order..

Power to exempt discrimination in favour of lone parents in connection with trainingN.I.

F110 .—(1) The [F2Department for Communities or the Department for the Economy] may by order provide with respect to—

(a)any specified arrangements made under section 1 of the Employment and Training Act (Northern Ireland) 1950F3 (functions of the [F2Department for Communities or the Department for the Economy] as respects employment and training); or

(b)any specified class or description of training for employment provided otherwise than in pursuance of that section; or

(c)any specified scheme set up under section 1 of the Employment Subsidies Act 1978F4 (schemes for financing employment),

that this Article shall apply to such special treatment afforded to or in respect of lone parents in connection with their participation in those arrangements, or in that training or scheme, as is specified or referred to in the order.

(2) Where this Article applies to any treatment afforded to or in respect of lone parents, neither the treatment so afforded nor any act done in the implementation of any such treatment shall be regarded for the purposes of the 1976 Order as giving rise to any discrimination falling within Article 5 of that Order (discrimination against married persons for purposes of Part III of that Order).

(3) An order under paragraph (1) may specify or refer to special treatment afforded as mentioned in that paragraph—

(a)whether it is afforded by the making of any payment or by the fixing of special conditions for participation in the arrangements, training or scheme in question, or otherwise; and

(b)whether it is afforded by the [F5Department for Communities or the Department for the Economy] or by some other person;

and, without prejudice to the generality of sub‐paragraph (b) of that paragraph, any class or description of training for employment specified in such an order by virtue of that sub‐paragraph may be framed by reference to the person, or the class or description of persons, by whom the training is provided.

(4) In this Article—

[F6(za)“couple” has the meaning given by Article 45(1) of the Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015]

(a)“employment” has the same meaning as in the Industrial Training (Northern Ireland) Order 1984;

[F7(b)“lone parent” means a person who—

(i)is not a member of a couple, and

(ii)is responsible for, and a member of the same household, as a child;]

(c)“training” includes any education with a view to employment.

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