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Equal Pay Act (Northern Ireland) 1970

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6Exclusion from ss.1 to 5 of pensions etc.N.I.

F1[(1)[F2An equality clause shall not] operate in relation to terms—

(a)affected by compliance with the laws regulating the employment of women, or

(b)affording special treatment to women in connection with pregnancy or childbirth.

[F3(1AA)Subsection (1)(b) does not affect the operation of an equality clause falling within section 1(2)(d), (e) or (f).]

[F4(1B)An equality clause shall not operate in relation to terms relating to a person's membership of, or rights under, an occupational pension scheme, being terms in relation to which, by reason only of any provision made by or under Articles 62 to 64 of the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (equal treatment), an equal treatment rule would not operate if the terms were included in the scheme.

(1C)In subsection (1B), “occupational pension scheme” has the same meaning as in the Pension Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993 and “equal treatment rule” has the meaning given by Article 62 of the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1995.]

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