The Equality Authority has merged with the Irish Human Rights Commission to become the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. This website will close down shortly.
All information on the Employment Equality Acts and the Equal Status Acts is now available on the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission’s website www.ihrec.ie or please call the LoCall: 1890 245 545 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.
The Equality Authority is an independent body set up under the Employment Equality Act 1998. It was established on 18th October 1999.
The Equality Authority replaced the Employment Equality Agency, and has a greatly expanded role and functions. The Employment Equality Act, 1998 and the Equal Status Act, 2000 outlaw discrimination in employment, vocational training, advertising, collective agreements, the provision of goods and services and other opportunities to which the public generally have access on nine distinct grounds.