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The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 GENERAL

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Discrimination on grounds of age

    4. 4.Discrimination by way of victimisation

    5. 5.Instructions to discriminate

    6. 6.Harassment on grounds of age

  3. PART 2 DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING

    1. 7.Applicants and employees

    2. 8.Discrimination by persons with statutory power to select employees for others

    3. 9.Exception for genuine occupational requirement etc.

    4. 10.Contract workers

    5. 11.Meaning of employment and contract work at establishment in Northern Ireland

    6. 12.Pension schemes

    7. 13.Office-holders etc.

    8. 14.Police Service of Northern Ireland and the Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve

    9. 15.Other police bodies

    10. 16.Serious Organised Crime Agency

    11. 17.Barristers

    12. 18.Partnerships

    13. 19.Trade organisations

    14. 20.Qualifications bodies

    15. 21.The provision of vocational training

    16. 22.Employment agencies, careers guidance etc.

    17. 23.Assisting persons to obtain employment etc.

    18. 24.Institutions of further and higher education

    19. 25.Relationships which have come to an end

  4. PART 3 OTHER UNLAWFUL ACTS

    1. 26.Liability of employers and principals

    2. 27.Aiding unlawful acts

  5. PART 4 GENERAL EXCEPTIONS FROM PARTS 2 AND 3

    1. 28.Exception for statutory authority

    2. 29.Exception for national security etc

    3. 30.Effect of certificates by Secretary of State

    4. 31.Exceptions for positive action

    5. 32.Exception for retirement

    6. 33.Exception for the national minimum wage

    7. 34.Exception for provision of certain benefits based on length of service

    8. 35.Exception for provision of enhanced redundancy payments to employees

    9. 36.Exception for provision of life assurance cover to retired workers

  6. PART 5 FUNCTIONS OF THE EQUALITY COMMISSION

    1. 37.General duty of Commission

    2. 38.Research and education

    3. 39.Codes of practice

  7. PART 6 ENFORCEMENT

    1. 40.Restriction of proceedings for breach of Regulations

    2. 41.Jurisdiction of industrial tribunals

    3. 42.Burden of proof: industrial tribunals

    4. 43.Remedies on complaints in industrial tribunals

    5. 44.Jurisdiction of county courts

    6. 45.Burden of proof: county courts

    7. 46.Help for persons in obtaining information etc.

    8. 47.Assistance by Commission

    9. 48.Period within which proceedings to be brought

  8. PART 7 SUPPLEMENTAL

    1. 49.Validity of contracts, collective agreements and rules of undertakings

    2. 50.Application to the Crown etc.

    3. 51.Duty to consider working beyond retirement

    4. 52.Duty to consider working beyond retirement – transitional provisions

    5. 53.Amendments, transitionals, repeals and revocations

  9. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Pension schemes

      1. Part 1 Pension schemes - general

      2. Part 2 Excepted rules, practices, actions and decisions relating to occupational pension schemes

      3. Part 3 Excepted rules, practices, actions and decisions relating to contributions by employers to personal pension schemes

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Questionnaire of person aggrieved

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Reply by respondent

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Validity of contracts, collective agreements and rules of undertaking

      1. Part 1 Validity and revision of contracts

      2. Part 2 Collective agreements and rules of undertakings

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Duty to consider working beyond retirement

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Duty to consider working beyond retirement – transitional provisions

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Amendments to legislation and related transitional provisions

      1. Part 1 Primary legislation

      2. Part 2 Subordinate legislation

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      Repeals and revocations

  10. Explanatory Note

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