AHEAD: Association for Higher Education Access & Disability
Creating inclusive environments in education & employment for people with disabilities.


Employment Equality Acts 1998 & 2004

Equality legislation covers employment as well as the provision of goods and services, including education. The Employment Equality Act 1998 was recently amended by the Equality Act 2004; together they are known as the Employment Equality Acts 1998 and 2004. Their main aim is to promote equality by forbidding discrimination within employment.

Who is responsible for overseeing this legislation?

The Equality Authority provides information to the public on the equality legislation. It is an independent state body in Ireland set up to ensure that all citizens in the country are treated equally and to ensure that discrimination on certain grounds does not occur.

Is there an easy-to-read version of the Acts available?

The Equality Authority website has detailed information on the Acts.

Where can I find out more information?

Creating Inclusive Environments in Education and Employment for People with Disabilities

East Hall, UCD, Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin.
T +353 1 592 1467 E ahead@ahead.ie W www.ahead.ie RCN 20025182