The Equal Status Act, 2000
The Equal Status Act, 2000 and 2004
The Equal Status Act 2000 provides protection against direct and indirect discrimination outside of employment on the same nine grounds. All services that are generally available to the public are covered by this legislation including facilities for refreshment and entertainment, credit facilities and transport services. Victimisation of a person because of their involvement in proceedings under the Act is also treated as a discriminatory ground. The Equality infrastructure in Ireland is built around the Employment Equalty Act, 1998, the Equal Status Act, 2000 and the Equality Act, 2004.