These Regulations extend the existing Sex Discrimination legislation to cover discrimination on the grounds of gender reassignment.
The Regulations relate to the remedies that can be granted for cases of sex discrimination and specifically to remedies for indirect discrimination even where the respondent did not intend to treat the claimant unfavourably on sex or marital status grounds.
440 The Disability Discrimination (Description of Insurance Services) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999
These Regulations make disability discrimination by an insurer against an employee unlawful as according to S.18 of the Disability Discrimination Act (1995).
280 (13) The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Commencement No. 3 and Saving and Transitional Provisions) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996
This Order stipulates 11th July 1996 as the day in which further components of the 1995 Act come into operation of a Code of Practice relating to help for persons suffering discrimination, and on 2nd December 1996 provides for: discrimination against applicants and employees, meaning of discrimination, duty of employer to make adjustments, small business exemption, enforcement, remedies, discriminatory adverts, discrimination against contract workers, discrimination by trade organisations (as defined), alterations to premises under lease, discrimination in relation to goods, facilities and services, small dwelling exemptions, victimisation, aiding unlawful acts, liability of employers and so on.
404 The Disability Discrimination Code of Practice (Duties of Trade Organisations to their disabled members and applicants) (Appointed Day) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999
The appointed day for the commencement of this Code is 1/10/99 and as such enacts sections 13-15 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
These Regulations make a variety of amendments to our anti-discrimination legislation as it pertains to gender and pregnancy only. As a result there is no longer a requirement for a comparator who is not pregnant when a woman is pursuing a case of discrimination on the grounds of pregnancy or maternity leave.
581 Industrial Tribunals (Interest on Awards in Sex and Disability Discrimination Cases) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996
These Regulations provide for 26th January 1997 as the date on which they come into operation and primarily relate to interest on awards and compensation orders made by an Industrial Tribunal in equal pay, disability discrimination and sex discrimination cases and as such harmonises the provisions in relation to interest.
This Order brings into operation aspects of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 relating to taxi drivers (taking guide dogs/hearing dogs), Departmental papers regarding exception applications and appeals.
These Regulations amend the Sex Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 (“the 1976 Order”) to give full effect in Northern Ireland to Articles 2(1)(b) (indirect discrimination) and 17(1) (Defence of rights) of Council Directive 2006/54/EC of 5th July 2006 (“the Directive”) on the implementation of the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment of men and women in matters of employment and occupation (recast).
The Regulations, from 6/4/15, amend the Sex Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order1976 to comply with an EU Pilot investigation concerning the transposition of Council Directive 2004/113/EC in Northern Ireland.