TITLE IV: MISCELLANEOUS AND FINAL PROVISIONS
Compliance with the directive
Member States shall take all the necessary measures
to ensure that:
(a) any laws, regulations and administrative
provisions contrary to the principle of equal treatment shall
(b) any provisions contrary to the principle of equal
treatment which are included in individual or collective contracts
or agreements, internal rules of undertakings, rules governing
lucrative or non-lucrative associations, rules governing the independent
professions and workers' and employers' organisations, shall be
declared null and void or shall be amended.
Member States shall provide for adequate sanctions
in the event of infringement of national provisions made in implementation
of this Directive and shall take all necessary steps to ensure
that they are enforced. These sanctions must be effective, proportionate
1. Member States shall adopt the laws, regulations
and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive
within two years of its adoption. They shall forthwith inform
the Commission thereof.
2. When Member States adopt these provisions, these
shall include a reference to this Directive or shall be accompanied
by such a reference on the occasion of their official publication.
The methods of making such reference shall be laid down by Member
3. Member States shall communicate to the Commission,
within two years of the entry into force of this Directive, all
the information necessary for the Commission to draw up a report
to the European Parliament and the Council on the application
of this Directive.
This Directive is addressed to the Member States.
Done at Brussels,
For the Council