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Every customer counts: promoting accessible services

Every customer counts: promoting accessible services
The Commission has launched a new initiative to promote accessible services for people with disabilities.

Mela Festival - the true face of Northern Ireland

Mela Festival - the true face of Northern Ireland
“I believe that Mela shows the true face of Northern Ireland,” Deputy Commissioner Jane Morrice said. “One which  welcomes all the people who come here, enjoys different cultures and accepts in friendship people of all races and nationalities, as we expect to be welcomed when we travel to other countries for work or leisure.”

Bakery assistant awarded £23,000 in sex discrimination case

Bakery assistant awarded £23,000 in sex discrimination case
A former bakery assistant with the firm of Melting Moments in Fermanagh has been awarded compensation by a Tribunal which found she was subjected to sex discrimination because of pregnancy and unfairly dismissed.
 

Workforce diversity has made a valuable contribution

Workforce diversity has made a valuable contribution
Chief Commissioner sets out how employers can ensure workers from all backgrounds are welcomed and valued.

Positive steps to improve gender balance in STEM industries

Positive steps to improve gender balance in STEM industries

Dr Evelyn Collins CBE, Chief Executive of the Equality Commission, has welcomed a commitment by one of Northern Ireland’s major employers to encourage more women to take up scientific and technical jobs in its workforce.

Free equality training in Newry, Ballymena and Craigavon

Free equality training in Newry, Ballymena and Craigavon
Equality training for local employers and business owners is coming to Ballymena, Craigavon and Newry this autumn/winter. 
 

Challenging prejudice needs a more positive public example

Challenging prejudice needs a more positive public example
“Equality does not operate on behalf of any one section of our society” said Dr Michael Wardlow, “We need those in leadership positions to show a more positive example.”

Article on flags and emblems by Dr Michael Wardlow

Article on flags and emblems by Dr Michael Wardlow
Solving problems around flags and emblems needs courageous leadership and a clear legal framework says Chief Commissioner Dr Michael Wardlow.

Rainbow families speech at Carafriend event

Rainbow families speech at Carafriend event
Chief Executive Evelyn Collins makes Rainbow Families speech at Carafriend event, 5 June 2014, Belfast.