District Court Rules

ORDER 99B

EMPLOYMENT EQUALITY ACT, 1998 AND
EQUAL STATUS ACT, 2000

1. In this Order—

‘the Act’ means the Employment Equality Act, 1998 (No 21 of 1998);

‘the Act of 2000’ means the Equal Status Act, 2000 (No 8 of 2000);

‘the Authority’ means the Equality Authority as described in section 38 of the Act.

[SI 263/06]

2. Proceedings under section 63 of the Act may be heard and determined before any sitting of the court for the court area wherein the person served with the non-discrimination notice appealed from ordinarily resides or carries on any profession, business or occupation. Proceedings under section 71 of the Act may be heard and determined before any sitting of the court for the court area wherein the person served with the substantive notice appealed from ordinarily resides or carries on any profession, business or occupation.

[SI 263/06]

3. Notice of an appeal under section 63(6) or section 71(6) of the Act shall be the Form 99B.1, Schedule C, signed by the appellant or his solicitor. A copy of the notice appealed from shall be attached to the notice of appeal. A copy of the notice of appeal shall be served upon the Authority, by delivery by hand to the office of the Authority or by prepaid registered post. If served by hand, the notice shall be served at least seven days before the date of the sitting of the court to which it is returnable; if served by prepaid registered post, the notice shall be served at least 14 days before the date of the sitting of the court to which it is returnable.

[SI 263/06]

4. The original of every notice of appeal, together with a statutory declaration as to the service thereof, shall be lodged with the Clerk at least two days before the date of the sitting of the court. The Order of the court hearing the appeal shall be in the Form 99B.2, Schedule C.

[SI 263/06]

5. An application to the court for an order pursuant to section 9 of the Terms of Employment (Information) Act, 1994 may be made to any sitting of the court for the court district in which the respondent employer carries on any trade, profession, business or occupation.

[SI 409/03]

6. Such application shall be by notice of application in the Form 99B.3, Schedule C and shall be served on the respondent by prepaid registered post not later than seven days before the date of the sitting for which the application is returnable. An order made pursuant to section 9 of the said Act of 1994 on such application shall be in the Form 99B.4, Schedule C.

[SI 409/03]

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