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The Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003 (revoked)

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I GENERAL

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and extent

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation

    4. 4.Discrimination by way of victimisation

    5. 5.Harassment on grounds of sexual orientation

  3. PART II DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING

    1. 6.Applicants and employees

    2. 7.Exception for genuine occupational requirement etc

    3. 8.Contract workers

    4. 9.Meaning of employment and contract work at establishment in Great Britain

    5. 9A.Trustees and managers of occupational pension schemes

    6. 10.Office-holders etc

    7. 11.Police

    8. 11A.Serious Organised Crime Agency

    9. 12.Barristers

    10. 13.Advocates

    11. 14.Partnerships

    12. 15.Trade organisations

    13. 16.Qualifications bodies

    14. 17.The provision of vocational training

    15. 18.Employment agencies, careers guidance etc

    16. 19.Assisting persons to obtain employment etc

    17. 20.Institutions of further and higher education

    18. 21.Relationships which have come to an end

  4. PART III OTHER UNLAWFUL ACTS

    1. 22.Liability of employers and principals

    2. 23.Aiding unlawful acts

  5. PART IV GENERAL EXCEPTIONS FROM PARTS II AND III

    1. 24.Exception for national security

    2. 25.Exception for benefits dependent on a person’s status

    3. 26.Exceptions for positive action

  6. PART V ENFORCEMENT

    1. 27.Restriction of proceedings for breach of Regulations

    2. 28.Jurisdiction of employment tribunals

    3. 29.Burden of proof: employment tribunals

    4. 30.Remedies on complaints in employment tribunals

    5. 31.Jurisdiction of county and sheriff courts

    6. 32.Burden of proof: county and sheriff courts

    7. 33.Help for persons in obtaining information etc

    8. 34.Period within which proceedings to be brought

  7. PART VI SUPPLEMENTAL

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

    2. 36.Application to the Crown etc

    3. 37.Application to House of Commons staff

    4. 38.Application to House of Lords staff

    5. 39.Amendments to legislation

  8. Signature

  9. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Norwegian part of the Frigg Gas Field

      1. 1.The part of the Norwegian sector of the Continental Shelf...

      2. 2.In this Schedule, the “Dividing Line” means the dividing line...

    2. SCHEDULE 1A

      OCCUPATIONAL PENSION SCHEMES

      1. Interpretation

        1. 1.(1) In this Schedule— “active member”, “deferred member”, “managers”, “pensioner...

      2. Non-discrimination rule

        1. 2.Every occupational pension scheme shall be treated as including a...

        2. 3.The other provisions of the scheme are to have effect...

        3. 4.The trustees or managers of an occupational pension scheme may—...

        4. 5.Alterations made by a resolution such as is referred to...

      3. Procedure in employment tribunals

        1. 6.Where under regulation 28 (jurisdiction of employment tribunals) a member...

      4. Remedies in employment tribunals

        1. 7.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) under regulation 28 (jurisdiction...

    3. SCHEDULE 2

      Questionnaire of person aggrieved

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

      2. . . . . . . . . . ....

      3. 1.(1) I....................(name of questioner) of....................(address) consider that you may have...

      4. 2.Do you agree that the statement in paragraph 1(2) above...

      5. 3.Do you accept that your treatment of me was unlawful...

      6. 4.(Any other questions you wish to ask.)

      7. 5.My address for any reply you may wish to give...

    4. SCHEDULE 3

      Reply by respondent

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

      2. 1.I....................(name of person questioned) of ....................(address) hereby acknowledge receipt of...

      3. 2.[I agree that the statement in paragraph 1(2) of the...

      4. 3.I accept/dispute that my treatment of you was unlawful discrimination...

      5. 4.(Replies to questions in paragraph 4 of the questionnaire.)

      6. [5..I have deleted (in whole or in part) the paragraph(s)...

    5. SCHEDULE 4

      Validity of contracts, collective agreements and rules of undertakings

      1. Part 1 Validity and revision of contracts

        1. 1.  (1) A term of a contract is void where—...

        2. 2.  (1) Paragraph 1(3) does not apply—

        3. 3.  (1) On the application of a person interested in...

      2. Part 2 Collective agreements and rules of undertakings

        1. 4.  (1) This Part of this Schedule applies to—

        2. 5.A person to whom this paragraph applies may present a...

        3. 6.In the case of a complaint about—

        4. 7.In the case of a complaint about a rule made...

        5. 8.  (1) When an employment tribunal finds that a complaint...

        6. 9.The avoidance by virtue of paragraph 4(2) of any term...

        7. 10.In this Schedule “collective agreement” means any agreement relating to...

    6. SCHEDULE 5

      Amendments to legislation

      1. 1.The Employment Tribunals Act 1996 is amended as follows—

      2. 2.Section 126 (compensation for acts which are both unfair dismissal...

      3. 3.Sub-paragraph (b) of the definition of “an award under the...

      4. 4.In the Employment Act 2002 at the end of each...

  10. Explanatory Note

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