Employment Equality (Sex Discrimination) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 come into force

Implementation date: 5 October 2005

The Regulations introduce a new definition of indirect discrimination in employment matters and vocational training; prohibit harassment and sexual harassment in employment and vocational training; and make it clear that less favourable treatment of women on grounds of pregnancy or maternity leave is unlawful sex discrimination. They implement the amended Equal Treatment Directive. The Regulations can be viewed on the OPSI website.