Equality Commission For Northern Ireland

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The boards of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland have held their first joint meeting. The board members met in Dundalk to to review and plan the work of the three commissions on overseeing and

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A cinema chain has settled a disability discrimination claim brought by a woman who uses a wheelchair with support from the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland. Leah Batchelor is a user of the CEA card scheme, which allows people who need additional support in public to receive an additional co

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The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) and the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) have taken on new roles overseeing the UK government's commitment to protecting equality and human rights in Northern Ireland after Brexit. The government committed in the Northern Ireland Pr

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The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland is investigating claims that the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) broke the law by failing to publish an equality assessment of its legacy proposals. The watchdog is investigating after a complaint was filed by the Committee on the Administration of Justice

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Human rights and equality watchdogs north and south of the border have called on the UK government to ensure the controversial Internal Market Bill does not breach the Good Friday Agreement. The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC), the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) and

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Belfast solicitor Shelley Maybin, who works for the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, has been featured as The Times' Lawyer of the Week. Ms Maybin acted for a transgender woman in her recent sex discrimination case against retailer Debenhams, which ended with a £9,000 settlement with

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The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland has found that two public authorities failed to comply with their equality scheme commitments when reviewing and developing particular policies. The watchdog carried out investigations under schedule 9 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 following compl

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A transgender woman supported by the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland has settled a sex discrimination case against retailer Debenhams for £9,000 with no admission of liability. Ava Moore, from Newry, applied for a job as a temporary sales assistant in the run-up to Christmas 2018 and

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Dr Michael Wardlow, chief commissioner of the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, considers the future of welfare in Northern Ireland. The election is now over and, once again, there’s an attempt this week to restore a working government at Stormont. It is also now two years since the Eq

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A female engineer who alleged she was subjected to unlawful sex discrimination has settled a case against her former employer for £5,000 with support from the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland. Grants Electric Services (NI) Ltd settled the case with former employee Amy Verner without ad

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A schoolteacher who launched a sex discrimination case against her employer with the support of the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland has settled the case for £5,000. Catherine McCormick, who continues to teach at the school, alleged that she was overlooked for the post of temporary hea

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