No. 520 The Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendment to Subordinate Legislation) Order (Northern Ireland) 2005

Although the main impact on Northern Ireland employment legislation in the area of civil partnership comes from the Civil Partnership Act (2004) (for example, Section 252 and Schedule 29) itself, the above Order addresses other changes in the employment sphere. 


In particular paragraphs 12, 13, 14, 16 and 17 amend the provisions relating to adoption and paternity leave and pay, paragraph 15 amends the law on flexible working to allow civil partners who qualify the right to request it, and paragraph 18 amends the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003 to provide for changes made by the Civil Partnership legislation.

Last updated: 27 March 2019