Equality Law

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A major review of Ireland's equality legislation will begin within days, Equality Minister Roderic O'Gorman has announced. Mr O'Gorman announced the review of the Equal Status Acts 2000-2018 and the Employment Equality Acts 1998-2015 yesterday in his closing address to a seminar series.

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Geraldine McGahey, chief commission of the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, notes the continued importance of the landmark Disability Discrimination Act 1995. Today marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities – a day dedicated to promote full and equal participation of people

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The Home Office's widely-condemned "hostile environment" measures breached equality law with particular impact on black members of the Windrush generation, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has said. The equality watchdog's new assessment highlights that that the negative consequences

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A man who was discriminated against by a letting agency for being a recipient of the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) has won compensation through the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). The 32-year-old had already viewed the property, agreed a tenancy, signed the agreement and paid a deposit when

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Discrimination on the ground of criminal conviction should be banned in equality legislation, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has said. The watchdog made the recommendations as part of its response to the government's review of the Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Discl

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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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Anne McKernan, head of legal services at the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, considers whether a discrimination case before the courts can really lead to change. The answer is yes – it can do. And almost everyone who successfully resolves their case with our help, whether it’s

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A bank has been ordered by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) to pay €4,000 in compensation to a Syrian refugee who was denied a bank account. The man was supported by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission in taking a case against the bank for breach of the Equal Status Acts 2000

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A transgender woman who was asked to leave a Dublin bar last year has won an out-of-court settlement and a public apology. Sonia Kolasinska, 39, told The Irish Times that she was asked by security staff to leave Madigan's on O'Connell Street after attempting to join friends after attending a politic

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A boy of mixed race who was asked to leave a store in County Down has been paid £3,000 in settlement of his case alleging racial discrimination. The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland supported the boy, a minor, in taking his case against DSG Retail Limited, operators of Curry's PC World

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