25 Exception in relation to work involving national security

(1)

Nothing in section 22 shall apply to any restrictions on the employment of any person on work involving the national security of New Zealand—

(a)

by reference to his or her—

(i)

religious or ethical belief; or

(ii)

political opinion; or

(iii)

disability, within the meaning of section 21(1)(h)(iii) or section 21(1)(h)(iv); or

(iv)

family status, within the meaning of section 21(1)(l)(iii) or section 21(1)(l)(iv); or

(v)

national origin; or

(b)

by reference to the national origin of any relative of that person.

(2)

It shall not be a breach of section 22 to decline to employ a person under the age of 20 years on work involving the national security of New Zealand where that work requires a secret or top secret security clearance.

Compare: 1977 No 49 s 15(10)