Sex Discrimination Order 1976 (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 comes into force

Implementation date: 2 May 2016

The order amends the Sex Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 (SR 1976/1042), to give full effect to the recast Equal Opportunities and Equal Treatment Directive (2006/54/EC), including to create a single definition of direct discrimination and a single definition of indirect discrimination. It also extends indirect discrimination to include gender reassignment.