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Sex Discrimination Order 1976 (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Sex Discrimination Order 1976 (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004 and shall come into operation on 28th April 2004.

(2) In these Regulations “the Order” means the Sex Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 1976(1).

(3) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(2) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Discrimination after a relevant relationship has come to an end

2.  After Article 22 of the Order, insert –

Relationships which have come to an end

22A.(1) This Article applies where –

(a)there has been a relevant relationship between a woman and another person (“the relevant person”), and

(b)the relationship has come to an end (whether before or after the commencement of this Article).

(2) In this Article, a “relevant relationship” is a relationship during the course of which an act of discrimination by one party to the relationship against the other party to it is unlawful under any preceding provision of this Part.

(3) It is unlawful for the relevant person to discriminate against the woman by subjecting her to a detriment where the discrimination arises out of and is closely connected to the relevant relationship..

3.  After Article 36 of the Order, insert –

Relationships which have come to an end

36A.(1) This Article applies where –

(a)there has been a relevant relationship between a woman and another person (“the relevant person”), and

(b)the relationship has come to an end (whether before or after the commencement of this Article).

(2) In this Article, a “relevant relationship” is a relationship during the course of which an act of discrimination by one party to the relationship against the other party to it is unlawful under any other provision of this Part, so far as the provision applies to vocational training.

(3) It is unlawful for the relevant person to discriminate against the woman by subjecting her to a detriment where the discrimination arises out of and is closely connected to the relevant relationship..

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister on 7th April 2004.

L.S.

P. McAuley

A Senior Officer of the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister

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