The Employment Equality Acts 1998-2015 promotes equality and outlaws discrimination at work. The acts prohibit direct and indirect discrimination in employment on nine grounds: gender, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race, and membership of the traveller community. They also prohibit sexual harassment, harassment or victimisation on these grounds. All aspects of employment are covered including equal pay, access to employment, vocational training, conditions of employment, work experience, promotion and dismissal. The Acts require appropriate measures for people with disabilities in relation to access, participation and training in employment. They also allow positive action to ensure full equality in practice across the nine grounds.

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