Equality Commission For Northern Ireland

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The Equality Commission has welcomed a judgment from the Court of Appeal which clarifies the law on disability discrimination and will be significant for future disability discrimination cases. The Commission supported the case. Geraldine McGahey, chief commissioner of the Equality Commission for No

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A disability discrimination case brought against a Belfast primary school with support from the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland has been settled without admission of liability. The parents of Violet Heasley, who lives with osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease), brought a case again

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Amanda Logan has joined the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland as its new chief executive. A graduate of Queen’s University, Ms Logan comes to the Commission from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, where she was head of enforcement.

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Racism is "a normal part of day-to-day-life" for people in Northern Ireland from minority ethnic and migrant groups, according to new research commissioned by the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland. The rights body commissioned independent think tank Pivotal to examine the actual, perceived, a

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A discrimination disability case brought by a man against his former employer Home Bargains with support from the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland has been settled for £25,000 with no admission of liability. Ryan Walker, who lives with cerebral palsy, was employed in the chain's Armagh

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Stephen Campbell, a software developer, has settled his disability discrimination case against both his former employer the Western Health and Social Care Trust and the HSC Business Services Organisation (BSO) for £3,000. The case was settled without admission of liability and was supported by

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The Northern Ireland Office failed to comply with equality law obligations in relation to the UK government's controversial legacy bill, an investigation by the Equality Commission has found. An equality impact assessment of the policies in the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Conciliation) Bil

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Northern Ireland's high street voucher scheme was introduced without regard for equality law obligations, the Equality Commission has found. The watchdog investigated following two individual complaints that the Department for the Economy had failed to comply with its own Equality Scheme commitments

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Two new commissioners have been appointed to the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland. Lisa Caldwell and Stephen Mathews are joining the statutory body, while Neil Anderson, Duane Farrell, Jarlath Kearney and Carmel McKinney have been reappointed for a further three years.

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A Northern Ireland woman has settled her case alleging sexual harassment at work for £90,000 with support from the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland. Neither the woman nor her employer can be named in order to protect her identity, but the Equality Commission is highlighting the case as

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Plans to require EU nationals crossing the border into Northern Ireland to apply for electronic travel authorisations in advance raise serious human rights and equality concerns, the Oireachtas has been told. In an address to the Houses of the Oireachtas, Sinéad Gibney, chief commissioner of

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